deixis and deictic

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Mon Jan 15 17:21:10 UTC 2001

dInIs, wassup with your 'whuzzup'?!  Maybe the voiced form is used by some?

At 11:17 AM 1/15/01 -0500, you wrote:
>minima indeed, but a gotcha is  gotcha.
>>At 9:14 AM -0500 1/15/01, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>>Whuzzup with your syllable divisions today? DIE-ksis ~ DIKE-tick
>>OK, mea minima culpa.  DIKE-tick is an actual syllable division (and
>>there's the bonus of two syllables that correspond to actual English
>>words, always a nice trade-off when you're stuck in ascii).  I
>>thought I'd go with DIE-ksis for the "die" on the same grounds, but
>>now I realize that I COULD have gone with the even more
>>well-motivated (if potentially more offensive) DIKE-sis for the
>>nominal form.  There you go.
>Dennis R. Preston
>Department of Linguistics and Languages
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
>preston at
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Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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