Re: And in Denmark too? (was: Conlang meeting in Nederlands (Irina/Boud, Rob, Maarten, Christophe))
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 4, 2001, 20:56|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 20:23:25 -0500
> > From: John Cowan <cowan@...>
> > Lars Henrik Mathiesen scripsit:
> > > The old Danish form is kiopmannahafn.
> > Yeah, sorry, Lars. I couldn't make out the -mann- morpheme through
> > the potato.
>Well, without a score card, neither can the natives. It hasn't really
>been there for the last 600 years or so.
Speaking of Copenhagen, on this side of the strait we call it _Köpenhamn_,
which sounds the same as the phrase _köp en hamn_ "buy a port" (imperative)
... (roughly [C2:pEnhamn])
The two may be distinguishable if you talk very slowly and carefully, but
not in anything resembling normal speech.
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