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Re: OT: YAEPT: karaoke (was: Re: new Klingon spelling)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 3:15
> Eh? I make them end in /di/, and my wife calls me a gangster because > I say /'tuzdi/ instead of /tjuzdei/ as she does. In neither case is > there a final short vowel.
Sorry, misread the original post. At any rate, /ej/ is pretty much nonexistent in final unstressed position, hence the /i/ in "karaoki" (and "kamikaze", for that matter) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42