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
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