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CHAT: Weird mergers in your idiolect ...

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 9:33
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?



Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>