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Re: Digest-- Flags, millionaire, etc. (mostly OT)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, June 22, 2000, 3:01
Muke Tever wrote:
> Well, except that the "syllabic R" in English is a rhotacized schwa (in > XSAMPA /@`/ and /3`/... is 3 right?). > So <curb> is /k3`b/.
I dunno about other dialects, but in mine it's definitely a syllabic version of "r", same relation between the "r" in Red and sIR as between the "n" in Now and suddEN.
> The magic of Latin, turning politicians to peanuts...
> ObConlang: What would _your_ conlang's flag look like? Why?
Don't think there would be any. I don't think that the Kassí would use flags.
> An injunction against "themself" may be speaking from a grammatical POV that > doesn't recognize a "singular they".
Well, "themself" does exist. I know because I've heard it on several occasions, can't think of any specifically right now.
> Is that /D@/ or [D@]? Even someone who didn't speak that dialect with that > accent would pronounce it like short "the"?
I don't know, I've only seen it written as "tha". -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor