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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 13:05
My name's fixed now, thank $deity.

From: Stephen Mulraney [mailto:ataltanie@OCEANFREE.NET]

> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:35:34 -0000 > Kieth Gaughan <kgaughan@...> wrote: > > > > From: Stephen Mulraney [mailto:ataltanie@OCEANFREE.NET] > > > > <snipping explaination of why Irish orthography actually rocks> > > Well, I didn't want to say before I explained it, but you're right ;) > > > > > Interesting... must study OI some day. What you say makes it look > > > systematic rather than just bad ;). Maybe the palatalised/velarised > > > distinction, e.g. of /c'/ vs. /c/, arose as allophones conditioned by > > > surrounding vowels, where the allophones became phonemes as a result
> > > a change in the vowel system removing the conditioning environment. > > > > I think there is a good reason for the the distinction in the old
> > I don't have a copy of Thurneysen here in the office, but I'm sure
> > who does will mention it. If not, I'll look it up tonight and post
> > tomorrow. > > You'd have one interested reader anyway ;)
Well slap me with a haddock - I managed to get myself locked out of my flat last night and had to head over in a taxi to Blarney to talk to my landlord so I could get a spare key. By the time I got back, it was late so I went to bed. I'll take a look at it tomorrow.
> > Cripes! > > 'Sblood!
> > I'm just after getting it and it's 3:30 (pm) here. I'm in Ireland > > and I presumed you were too, Ocean Free email address and everything.
> > mail? > > Well, I'm indeed in the land of ire (in "Ballyackley" as I like to call
> but I forgot to send it in the morning; I think I send it about 3pm. I
> think 30mins delay is too unusual, and the fact that we're in the same
> makes no difference since it has to get to you via the listserv at
> (wherever the hell that is) anyway ;)
That makes *much* more sense!