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USAGE: CHAT/USAGE: RE: [CONLANG] The [+foreign] attribute

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Friday, September 6, 2002, 17:22
John Cowan:
> And Rosta scripsit: > > > What an incontinent superfluity of trochees! I tersely confine myself to > > a single one -- lavchree (or ['kAzi] or [bQg]). > > I suppose ['kAzi] is some hypocoristic Australianism?
No, it's a bit of Polari that made it into mainstream slang -- _carsey_ < Italian _casa_. (It is often spelt <kazi> or <khazi>, which probably reflects an unconscious erroneous but not foolish surmise that it belongs among the large amount of BrE slang of Indian/Hindi origin.) All the Australians I know say "dunny". --And.