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"
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