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Re: My Pet Dinosaur - Re: If the asteroid had missed...
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From: "Richard W. Travsky" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 4:33 PM
Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia
Interesting what a little orthography will do to people. The only consonant
that can be syllabic in Serboc... BCSM is _r_, and most Americans use their
own _r_ all the time as if it were a vowel, even though the spelling always
carefully hides this fact.
Of course... Czech, Slovak and Sanskrit, for example, have syllabic _r_ and
_l_, which in the latter two languages have a length distinction like the
vowels. Georgian has _r_, _l_ and _v_... German has _m_, _n_, _ng_, and _l_
(again consistently denied by the spelling), though only in some positions
within a word... and then there is...