Odd phonology (was Re: Odd orthography)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 26, 1998, 5:15|
Terrence Donnelly wrote:
> Do any other languages announce political or lifestyle affiliation
> merely by spelling changes?
I just thought of something related: intentional mis-pronunciation. I'm
sure this must occur in many other languages. For example, government
/'gV.vr.mInt/ --> gumment /'gV.mInt/, where the second tends to have a
negative connotation ("Damn those gumment regulations!"), rarely used
for praise (?"Thanks to a gumment scholarship, he was able to finish
school"), unless you're being humorous.
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acts. Our society should be purged of the perverts who provide the
media with pornographic material while pretending it has some redeeming
social value under the public's 'right to know.'" - Kenneth Star, 1987
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