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Re: NATLANGS: Difthongization across Europa

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 13:29
Keep it as a swear word? As opposed to what?  I dont get that at all.

i find the complaining about the YAEPT's much more tiresome than i can
imagine the threads being to others.  I have Wells.  I've read Wells.
I know the facts are out there.  Most of the facts we talk about on
the list are obtainable via Google.  That's no reason to stop talking
about them.  Shared experience, etc,.

Oh, and "balm" with the L audible sounds like the word "ball" followed
by an M, at least IML.

On 2/20/08, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> On 20.2.2008 Tristan McLeay wrote: > > Ahh ... seriously? I'm probably in a better position to > > pick up French than any indigenous languages. Pick your > > favorite European country and there's probably more of > > them in Melbourne than there are people who speak an > > aboriginal language. Things produced by local councils > > will have numbers to call for a translation listing any > > number of languages from Europe, the Middle East, the > > Subcontinent, Asia and Africa, even languages I've never > > heard of > > True. I'm also more likely to pick up a Mideastern or > African language -- or Spanish -- in the streets than Saami > or any of the 'dialects' not intercomprehensible with > Standard Swedish still spoken in our North. Though maybe > most of these groups (including the Northern dialect > speakers) will be reluctant to share the carrier of their > group identity with outsiders! Many will also feel that what > they speak is not the proper (=Standard) version of > whatever language they speak, and reluctant to share it for > that reason (like my woman fx). > > > > /BP 8^)> > -- > Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient > à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil > ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*, > c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo) >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>