Re: palindrome to pluralize
|Date:||Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 21:17|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
> > And phonetic palindromes are yet different from phonemic
> > That got me thinking about the episode Backwards in Red
> Dwarf, where the
> > reverse of "bitter" isn't "rettib" but rather "eskib".
> Where "eskib" is pronounced /@'skIb/, I assume. But that doesn't
> yield "bitter" for us rhotic types. :)
> There are several YouTube videos of people singing a song backwards
> and then reversing the stream so you can hear what they're doing...
> but I don't think actual phonetic reversal at that level of detail is
> likely to show up as a linguistic feature.
I'm starting to have Twin Peaks flashbacks.