USAGE: CHAT/USAGE: RE: [CONLANG] The [+foreign] attribute
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 6, 2002, 17:22|
> 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".