Emily Zilch wrote:
> On 2004 May 24, Nik Taylor wrote: "I've never heard it, but it sounds
> like something I might say as a joke (the same way I sometimes say
> /'pAt@to/ for potato or /'&b@"l&m@/ for "Alabama")"
> My top five favorite misspoken/idiolectal forms (phonemicised where
> appropriate using duct tape [what website has the conlang sound
We generally use SAMPA, with a few modifications. I don't know of any
site with the Conlang version (I'm sure there is one, tho), but the
standard SAMPA can be found here, along with other ASCII-fications:
The most common variant is /&/ for æ
> 4. Nucular - I don't USE this one, I just fall down laughing every time
> G Bush does. If I had a nickel for each time...
/nukjulr=/ is a pretty common pronunciation. In fact, in my experience,
it seems to be the more common pronunciation. I don't even notice
anymore when someone says it. I think I tend to vary between both, but
I'm not positive.
> 3. Kansas ("CANS awe") - street names here are all state names
> 2. Arkansas ("are can SASS") - ditto
Hopefully not by the same people who say /k&nsA/. :-)
Many Kansans say /Ar'k&nz@z/ (I.e., just like Kansas plus ar-) for the
river, but not the state. :-)
> 1. Canadia - amusing malapropism derived from Canadian
I just use Canuckistan myself. :-)