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CHAT: Con-English chat: 50 Watsons (was: RE: Some more

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 22:37
John Cowan sekalge:
>Stitches, of course. The saying means "A timely stitch saves the need >for nine non-timely ones."
Actually, it's "A stitch for which you use enough time to do it right prevents the need for nine poorly made stitches." Right? Making a stitch generally isn't time-sensitive. Unless the article of clothing is coming apart at the seams. I thought it was talking about quality, not promptness. ObLanguage: I noticed that there is unexpressed sandhi in English. "I'm sandhi" is /ajm psand_hi/ or /aimp sand_hi/ or something like that. It was "promptness" that caught my mind, la.* *La: it means something like "you see" in my version of English. Chris Wright


Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>50 Watsons, stitches, sandhi