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?"
> "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