Re: [despammed] Re: Technical terminology
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 3:38|
On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 06:49:53PM -0800, Garth Wallace wrote:
> H. S. Teoh wrote:
> >But as far as inter-language lapses go... that's extremely common in my
> >hometown. We speak a mixture of Hokkien, Mandarin, Malay, English, and
> >possibly a sprinkling of Tamil as well. It's quite common to hear people
> >switch between languages in the middle of a conversation without either
> >party even noticing. Sometimes it's a word or two, sometimes it's a
> >phrase, sometimes it's a complete switchover. And other times it's a
> >blatantly mangled borrowing. Among some of the funnier manglings:[snip]
> Sounds like a bit of creolization.
In fact, it probably is.
I see that you JS got Bach.