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On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 16:51:51 -0600, Caleb Hines <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> *You recieve garbage e-mail in the wrong encoding and create a new language
> for it.

Haha! I've never had that temptation, but it sounds fun.


On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 00:10:16 -0500, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> *You have to wait until after midnight to send this message because you're
> over your quota.

Ah, yes...



On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 21:37:20 -0800, H. S. Teoh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> huu ka:         san tse!
> san tara' ka:   uat iu sei?
> huu ka:         tse ka tsana sii?
> san tara' ka:   du ius pi' inkiris?
> huu ka:         sii na tse ka surat?
> san tara' ka:   o kei nefa main
> huu ka:         san tse sii?
> san tara' ka:   *click*

Lovely :)


On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 15:20:00 +0100, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> * You translate your website into languages no-one but you understands.
> * You translate your website into languages no-one understands.

Hmmm... :)


On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:51:00 -0500, Caleb Hines <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I can say either in my 'lect (Midwestern American English, AFAICT). For
> some reason, /Ini/ seems to be prefered (perhaps less opening of the
> mouth). In fact, I think that in my 'lect, /E/ in general is moving
> towards /I/, which leads to a pen/pin merger. While I will often
> pronounce /pEn/ for "pen" when trying to be correct (or if I could be
> misunderstood), in sloppy or hurried speech I don't give a second thought
> to pronouncing it /pIn/. It also leads to "many" -> /mIni/ (merges
> with "mini") and "men" -> /mIn/. But, for example, in the phrase "many men"
> I seem to pronounce it as /mEni mIn/ to avoid duplicating the
> syllable /mIn/ (and maybe to avoid it sounding like "mini-men"!).
>
> This doesn't apply to all /E/'s though, since e.g., "text" is definately
> NOT /tIkst/. Nor is "elk" pronounced /Ilk/.
>
> Thinking about it, the rule might be that stressed /E/ tends towards /I/ in
> front of nasals. Examples:
> end -> /Ind/
> sender -> /sInd@r/ (merges with "cinder")
> empire -> /ImpaIj@r/
> emblem -> /Imbl@m/
> Ent -> /Int/
> emanate -> /Im@nejt/ (questionable)
> These words aren't _always_ pronounced the way I've shown (often /E/ is
> used), but the pronounciations I've given don't neccessarily sound wrong to
> me.

When I tried to pronounce those words as written, it sounded rather
Australian to me.


On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 20:17:12 +0300, Dan Sulani <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 10 Nov, Roger Mills wrote:
>
> > *You make up a Semito-conlang based on license plates you see on the road.
>
> *And after doing that, you spend every available minute trying to derive
> Proto-License-Plate and all the daughter langs so as to be able to tell
> where your Semito-conlang belongs!   ;-)

Proto-License-Plate! Hahaha! *snort*

I actually laughed out loud there.


On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:16:29 -0800, Pablo Barenbaum
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> * You know who Janko Gorenc is.

Too true.

Cheers,
--
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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