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Re: CHAT: Dwarfs/dwarves (was Re: The pitfall of Chinese/Mandarin)

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, December 16, 2001, 13:37
Quoting Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>:

> On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Anton Sherwood wrote: > > > "Y.Penzev" wrote: > > > And surely NO GVS !!! I HATE the Great Vowel Shift !!! > > > > I'm not wild about it myself. > > Horrible people. Where would English be without it?
Presumably, with a less screwed up vowel orthography. (Although Nik's point is good too: you wouldn't have the fun of 'divine' [dIvaI(n] ~ 'divinity' [dIvInir=i] without it!) ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers


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