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Re: American (was Re: Cants)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, December 13, 2003, 16:54
Quoting Greg Johnston <greg.johnstons@...>:

> American is essentially achieved by simplifying and complexifying English > at once. The simplifying is effectively phonetically spelling almost every > word, and not necessarily using proper grammar. This also complicates the > language, as one does not know if "no" is being used as "know" or, > literally, "no". > > Take this sentence, for example: > "u no wat i mean, rite" > Now, this sentence could either mean: > "You know what I mean, right?" > -or- > "You no watt I am mean, rite" [rite as in a rite]
Is the later actually parsable? I, for one, fails to extract any meaning from it. Andreas