Re: Accelerated language evolution : a proposed experiment
|Date:||Saturday, October 29, 2005, 22:35|
Alex Fink wrote:
> But this got me thinking about typos which have taken on lives of
> their own, so to speak. I can come up with examples of metathesis
> ('teh', 'pron' (>'pr0n')) and, well, single replacement ('pwn',
> 'filk', 'newsfroup') but can't think of any simple epentheses or
> deletions. Can anyone think of any?
For single epenthesis, there's at least "ZOMG", maybe "hai" too (but
that can also be analyzed as a loanword from Japanese). Deletion seems
to be generally supplainted by abbreviation.