[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@...>
>> And |ný| /nju/ for 'new'? I can barely *pronounce* that, let alone
>> it in everyday speech! ;)
> It's my standard pronunciation of |new|. (I'm a /njut@n/, not a
> I believe it's the prevalent pronunciation in Rightpondia in general
> (which is where my substrate accent is from).
> 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?
"...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