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CONLANG Digest - 5 Nov 2001 to 6 Nov 2001 (#2001-311)

From:Matt M. <matt_mcl@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 7, 2001, 6:40
> Of course, Québecois is a dialect that pronounces "tu vas" as /tsu vA/,
> suis" as /Syi/ or even just /Sy/ - "chuis" or "chus" or "j'su'" in > transcription - and mashes "je vais" into "m'as" /mA/ before another verb, > e.g. "je vais te dire quelque chose" "I'm going to tell you something"
> out /mA t@ dzi:(r) ketSoz/. Terrifying. <grin>
Greetings from Montreal :) I adore Quebecois French. I pointed out a little while ago an interesting case, "qu'est-ce qu'il y a", pronounced /keskijV/ - one phoneme per morpheme, seven morphemes in three syllables. Câlice!
> >After a slight pause the student tried again, "What > >was the matter? What has been the matter? What might have been the > >matter...?"
I told my roommate this. His comment: "That's not even bad enough to be funny." That would be because he's not a linguist. :)
> Ahhh.... > You must go to the web site > > > Actually, besides the author's strange sense of humor (I really
> it), she discusses the 10 languages everyone should learn because they're > interesting, and Georgian is one of them.
!! Small world! The guy (yes) who does that web page is a Canadian Esperantist and my ex-boyfriend's former roommate :) Matt


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>