THEORY: English as a creole [was Re: Rant on partialunderstandings]
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 22, 2001, 7:38|
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> . . . [English] also has a phonology vastly
> different from most creoles and pidgins. Almost no creole or pidigin,
> e.g., allows a complex onset with three consonants, and most creoles or
> pidgins do not have typologically marked phones like [T] or [D].
And (afaik) they have fewer vowels than English; though later changes in
English (comparable to the GVS, but more conditional) could have added
to the inventory.
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/