Re: ADMIN: Su Cheng Zhong has been banned from the list
|From:||Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 18, 2002, 3:32|
daniel andreasson sekalge:
>Though I'm currently between uni and Real Life (TM)
>(read: on the dole), which gives me much spare time. :)
You bother with real life? That is strange. My real life invades too
much, so I'm making a MUD.
An interesting language-related note from *my* real life is that a Kenyan
man is staying in my house. He has a thick accent, non-rhotic (often
replacing the /r/s with [l]s, or sometimes [w], though sometimes he can
manage rhoticity), with a lot of trouble with voice distinctions on
dental consonants. His /D/s become [d]s, and his plosives are very heavy,
almost ejective (if that's what it's called when you're almost spitting
the sounds). Also, he has trouble voicing fricatives.
For Tallefkeul, I'm thinking of changing verb inflection to the patient.
That is, the third person plural form would mean that more than one thing
is the patient, and the patients are not present. But that's only for
some verbs. Perhaps I'll mark the agent on the verb-that-is-what-happens,
not the verb-that-is-a-grammatical-verb.
"Through not observing the thoughts of another a man is seldom unhappy,
but he who does not observe the movements of his own mind must of
necessity be unhappy."