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Re: CHAT: Weird mergers in your idiolect ...

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 10:05
*waits patiently for examples from French to flood the list* The only I
remember from french is... I think, "glass", "earth worm" and "green"
are all the same or very similar aren't they?

>I was just reflecting on the fact that in my idiolect, [hA:t] can be i) the noun >_hat_ "hate", and ii) the contraction _ha't_=_ha det_, lit "have it", short for >_ha det bra_, lit "have it good", a farewell phrase signifying "have a good >time till we see one another again". Now, for syntactical reasons, confusion is >unlikely, but it's rather odd anyway. > >Got any similar ones in your idiolect? Or in your conlangs? > > Andreas > > > >