Re: Phonology [was: interesting SIL-document]

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Feb 05 2004 - 06:54:27 EST

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    Arcane Jill scripsit:

    > Delenn said "abso-fragging-lutely dammit" on Babylon 5 once. Wasn't that
    > American?

    Indeed. In fact, the first fuccative-insertion on record, laughably tame
    by today's standards, is an American's: William Randolph Hearst said of
    one of his reporters: "Tell Coates I said he is too inde-goddam-pendent!"

    John Cowan
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There are
    no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that
    they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --The Hobbit

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