In a message dated 2002.01.29 11.20.46 PM, [log in to unmask] writes: >I myself use different "registers" of Hebrew in >differents situations (which my wife finds confusing, though she is a >linguist too. So, if I recite a blessing in an Ashkenazi manner >[...b@,soir@"sExo...], she says: Amen, but stop hissing.) That's the life, >folks :-))) LMAO... People who know me say that I tend to confuse them when I ding-dong 'tween prim-&-proper Greco-Latinate English ["educated egghead English"] and pretty foul/cheeky polyglot "Gutter Speech" - sometimes in the same freakin' sentence! And that the pronunciation also differs - the academic English is precise and crisply clear, while the more "street-level" language is - shall we say - like sumt'in' outta _litterature noir_, down ta a junkie-like slurring. (Also ~ I have been told that when I am royally pissed off, I tend to "hiss talk.") OBCONLANG: This wide-rangin' self-expression is one of the reasons I am more attracted to ConLangs than to AuxLangs. One can be more colourful in vocabulary use and abuse in a ConLang than an AuxLang (Is it my imagination or not that AuxLangers seem to be pretty friggin' uptight puritannical types???) ∞ czHANg23, Agent Provocateur for Creative Chaos "There is no total revolution, there is only perpetual Revolution, like love, dazzling at every moment." ~~~ Paul Eluard "All Power to the Imagination and the Revolution of the Everyday!" ~~~ graffiti [translated from French], Paris, 1968 "Occupation?" "Resistance."