On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 19:10:52 -0800 Elliott Belser <[log in to unmask]
> >All the talk on how we all seem to have odd ways
> >pronouncing things makes me want to propose a
>hypothesis: that linguistically inclined people are so
to sound that they overcompensate when they
> >speak...Maybe? How
does this sound?
> Well, my little brother gets upset when I pronounce the Legend
> Zelda villain Ganondorf's name as Gah-NOWHN-dorf instead of
GA-non-dorf the way everyone else does... and god forbid my Hebrew
teacher catching me trying to make a vowel attached to a Ayin come
the back of my throat!
They don't like you pronouncing the `ayin? I didn't really start
using it until college, and i haven't really taken any Hebrew language courses
here until this semester which just started, so i haven't had any reaction to
it. Although a friend who used to be co-head of the Hebrew Speakers Club
said that i sound "ethnic", whatever that means :-P
-Stephen (Steg), whose Hebrew name has a `ayin but doesn't pronounce it
because it's just a Yiddish "e"
"You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment
that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand
miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light.
any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have
Perfect speed, my son, is being
~ _jonathan livingston seagull_ by richard bach