Re: German and English (was Re: Losing languages ...)
|Date:||Thursday, September 25, 2003, 19:15|
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From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: German and English (was Re: Losing languages ...)
> BP Jonsson scripsit:
> > English: *stain > *sta:n > *stO:n > sto:n > stOun > st@Un
> Of course, the numerically largest dialect is conservative here and
> doesn't make it through the last transition.
But a sizeable minority's does - me, Michael Poxon, Ray Brown, Dan Jones,
Tristan McLeay( I think, not sure of the nuances of the Australian accent),
And Rosta(he's English, isn't he?). And another sizable minority are bludy
Forn'ers. I'd say Americans make up maybe 30% of the List population.