eng and veg (was: LCC2: Meeting our Community)
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 16:38|
Douglas Koller wrote:
> From: R A Brown <ray@...>
>> Maybe to avoid confusion we could use g-caron: enÇ§lang :)
Help - what's happened to my lovely g-caron?
Darn mailers mangling things again! I wrote "enǧlang" - that third
symbol is a _g_ with a little, teensy-weensy _v_ (caron) on top.
> Similar problem with the colloquial /vEdZ/ (presumably from
> "vegetate"), meaning "to think in a clouded way, staring into space,
New to me - an Americanism?
> there in the first place says to self: "Douglas, stop vedging!") (and
> don't Britons occasionally use /vEdZ/ for "vegetables?").
We do, we do - and not just occasionally, either.
Meat and two veg.
Yep - that's IME how its always spelled - just V E G.
> But now we can have veÇ§! Hurrrah veÇ§!... veÇ§, veÇ§, veÇ§.
You may, if you wish - but I shan't.
My suggestion was _g_ with the little teensy-weensy _v_ sign, called
variously a caron or a hac(z)ek, on the top. Darn mailers! Here we are
in the 21st century and they can't all cope with Unicode :(
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.