Re: An interesting case from Quebecois, Jehovah vs. kamisama, a spectre haunting Europe, colours
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 9:43|
En réponse à "Matt M." <matt_mcl@...>:
> An interesting case in Quebecois:
> qu'est-ce qu'il y a? "what is it?"
> /kEski'j^/, in which each phoneme is also a morpheme, for a total of 2
> morphemes per syllable... :)
> /k/ = que, "what"
> /E/ = est "is"
> /s/ = ce "this"
> /k/ = que "that"
> /i/ = il "it"
> /j/ = y ---.___ "is there" (in this context)
> /^/ = a ---'
> (Yes, one thinks of interesting things while stumbling half-asleep down
> René-Lévesque boulevard at 5:00 in the morning.)
Well, familiar spoken French (at least my French) has exactly the same :)) ,
except for the last phoneme, where I have clearly /a/ (with stress and higher
pitch on it BTW).
> > > I think Yoon Ha might be know the Chinese character
> > > for Japn "aoi" (if you can see this ---> *Â)
> Then, of course, there are those Welsh words that correspond to 'green'
> 'blue', except that vegetation is 'blue'...
Wow! That's a nice one :) . Well, in some places I've seen in France, vegetation
is really blue...