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American (was Re: Cants)

From:Greg Johnston <greg.johnstons@...>
Date:Saturday, December 13, 2003, 16:14
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]


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>