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Re: [OT] Norsk nb/nn (was: Wishlist for woody+1)

On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 03:43:43PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 03:39:03PM +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> > > > the difference between Slovak and Czech. Bigger than the difference
> > > > between Croatian and Serbian.
> > > 
> > > Which is in turn more different than e.g. literary English and colloquial
> > > English, or American vs. British English.
> > 
> > actually, differences between various Englishes are bigger, but
> > obscured by common literary vocabulary and spelling
> Let me know when one variant of English starts doing s/i?je/e/ on a huge
> amount of words...

Brittish english does s/.:r/.:/ on huge amount of (USA english) words,
while Cockney does s/h// and s/t/'/ almost everywhere (where ' is glottal stop)
(I asumed you want parallel examples, not exactly the one you mentioned)

FWIW, my native slovak dialect does (among other changes) s/je/i:/
to standard slovak pronunciation (using ASCII IPA, in standard
orthography it would be s/ie/í/). Several kilometers further, people
do s/je/e:/ (s/ie/é).

And no, I am not trying to prove Serbian and Croatian are the same
language :-)

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