From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 17 2007 - 17:17:33 CDT
Agreed. A simple web search for aa, aaa, aaaa, aaaaa, aaaaaa, ... will show
you many strange things....
On 7/17/07, Kenneth Whistler <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Kent Karlsson schrieb:
> > > Having three same-vowels in a row is an "error" of sorts in the Latin
> > > (I would assume for all languages, but I'm not entirely sure of
> Otto Stolz responded:
> > Just for the record: There are perfectly legal German words with three
> > vowels in a row, e. g. "Seeelefant...
> And while admiring Curtis' English example of beeeater and wondering
> zooooze might ever come into use to refer to what zookeepers clean out of
> bottom of animal cages, I stumbled across this actual English-language
> However much etymologists might cringe at such constructions, it is
> pretty clear that there is nothing about the Latin script which
> constrains folks from making up such words and then using them
> widely. It is not an "error", but done with intent -- and the Latin
> script happily complies, because, after all, it is an alphabet
> and not an abugida to begin with.
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