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Re: Morphems

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Monday, June 25, 2001, 4:36
On 25 June, Nik Taylor wrote:

>Dan Sulani wrote: >> Question: >> Does this make the English paralinguistic click less >> "para" and more "linguistic" than in langs where one may >> express the sound but not directly quote someone else as having >> said it? > >No, as that's simply a matter of orthography.
Come to think of it, English --- especially American English --- is rather rich in sounds having common written representations thanks to the "comics". I wonder, do other langs with "comics" traditions such as French or Japanese have similar amounts of sounds with graphic represntations? Dan Sulani -------------------------------------------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.


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