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. :-)
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