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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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at