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Natlang contractions (Was: Re: maggelity and Satritain)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, December 20, 2002, 19:23
On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 01:24:11PM -0500, Sally Caves wrote:
> in making Teonaht utterances naturalistic. For instance in English: > 'djitjEt meaning "Did you eat yet?"
[snip] Cool, I've noticed this before. I've also noticed that with close friends this tends to happen a lot more, since there is a greater common context and not as much information needs to be conveyed. E.g., in my L1, I notice myself doing contractions like: tsin tsi~a luan --> [tsa~lAn] very really noisy "[It's] very noisy." lu u i~a ai ki ah? --> [luj~ajk_hja] you have really want go - "Do you really want to go?" This looks awfully suggestive of how I can introduce sound change in Ebisedian's descendent langs. :-) T -- Political correctness: euphemism for hypocrisy.