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Re: Dipping my toe in the water

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 7:32
From: "David Starner" <starner@...>

| On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 03:24:43PM +0100, daniel andreasson wrote:
| > I've thought about a similar thing when compiling my list
| > of links to conlangs. There is a major tendency to let
| > the name of the conlang begin with A, D, S, T or V. And
| > especially T.
| Ah ha! Neither Llirine or Sherall follows this pattern. Well, okay,
| Sherall does, but only because of the woeful insufficency of the English
| alphabet.

My Iranian ex would insist that "sh" and "s" are not the same letter. Her name
begins with Arabic-Farsi "sheen" incidentally. And she was born in Shiraz.

Often times I use numbers for private reference to names, especially if I knew
several people by the same name. And I go by the Hebrew alphabet, which of
course has different letters for "s" and "sh" I would write in a journal entry
"2112" for the name Sheila. The other numbers would be changed for different
people with the same name.

Gives me some really interesting results for the fifty-odd women and girls named
Jennifer. Including my cat.


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