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Re: Idiolects

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 3:49
On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 19:10:52 -0800 Elliott Belser <renyard@...>
> >Hello all! > >All the talk on how we all seem to have odd ways of > >pronouncing things makes me want to propose a > >hypothesis: that linguistically inclined people are so > >sensitive to sound that they overcompensate when they > >speak...Maybe? How does this sound?
> Well, my little brother gets upset when I pronounce the Legend 'o > Zelda villain Ganondorf's name as Gah-NOWHN-dorf instead of > GA-non-dorf the way everyone else does... and god forbid my Hebrew > teacher catching me trying to make a vowel attached to a Ayin come > from the back of my throat!
- They don't like you pronouncing the `ayin? I didn't really start using it until college, and i haven't really taken any Hebrew language courses here until this semester which just started, so i haven't had any reaction to it. Although a friend who used to be co-head of the Hebrew Speakers Club said that i sound "ethnic", whatever that means :-P -Stephen (Steg), whose Hebrew name has a `ayin but doesn't pronounce it because it's just a Yiddish "e" "You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there." ~ _jonathan livingston seagull_ by richard bach