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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: enǧlang :)
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? [snip]
> 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. [snip]
> But now we can have veǧ! Hurrrah veǧ!... veǧ, veǧ, veǧ.
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 :( -- Ray ================================== ================================== Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu. There's none too old to learn. [WELSH PROVERB]