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Re: another newbie

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, November 25, 2002, 5:13
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> I know there's been a few projects like that. Englisc anyone?
A friend of mine had an interesting, tho probably improbable, idea - English with CHINESE loans instead of FRENCH loans. :-) As if somehow the Anglo-Saxons ended up in China. She had that idea from the way that most native English roots are monosyllabic, and most Chinese roots are also monosyllabic, so it would make a language that was even *more* monosyllabic than contemporary English which has so many polysyllabic foreign-origin words. :-)
> No. If I understood correctly Americans often pronounce ay as [e].
It's usually a diphthong, [ej], so that "say" is [sej], while "ay" or "ai" can also represent [E] as in "said" -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42