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]> Watch the Reply-To!