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[CONLANG] Re: [CONLANG] þe getisbyrg adres

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 14:03
On Aug 3, 2004, at 1:00 AM, Philip Newton wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 16:20:51 -0400, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> > wrote: >> And |ný| /nju/ for 'new'? I can barely *pronounce* that, let alone >> use >> it in everyday speech! ;) > > It's my standard pronunciation of |new|. (I'm a /njut@n/, not a > /nut@n/....) > I believe it's the prevalent pronunciation in Rightpondia in general > (which is where my substrate accent is from). > > Cheers, > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Exactly :) . I was just responding to someone's attempted association of BP's con/alt-orthography with American President George W. 'Dubya' Bush, and therefore Lower (or Middle?) Leftpondian dialects. Although i guess the association is implicit from the beginning anyway, with the choice of sample texts. Or maybe we still pronounced /ju/ after alveolars in Lincoln's time? -Stephen (Steg) "...I believe there were no flowers, then, / In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation. / I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak. // Probably he was big / As mosses, and little lizards, they say were once big. / Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster. // We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of Time, / Luckily for us." ~ 'humming-bird' by d h lawrence


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>[CONLANG] þe getisbyrg adres