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Misspelling of the day

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, December 30, 2002, 4:22
I just came across this horrendous misspelling today: "sighlently",
instead of "silently". But after a moment's reflection, I suddenly
realized its expressive potentials. Think about novels where a defeated
hero would leave the scene sighlently? :-P

This somewhat reminds me of the Ebisedian word _mi'mipipi_, referring to a
blatant lack of sympathy, pronounced ["mimipipi]. It comes from a mangling
of _mipipi'_ ("sympathy"), which has the nullar form _my'mipipi_
["mymipipi]. The repetitious syllables resulting from the de-rounding of
/my'/ convey a sort of mocking tone, and hence, the blatant lack of

I wonder if yall's conlangs have the potential for this sort of pun /
mangling. :-)


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