Chinglish

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 25 00:05:34 UTC 2008


No, it's "ching" as in "ching-lish."  "Cheenglish" is not a possible
pronunciation in English.

Herb

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> So you think it's "chin" as in "chin-glish".  I would think ~cheenglish.
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> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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>> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:13:51 -0400
>> From: hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
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>> The vowels in "cheese" and "chide" don't occur before /ng/ in any
>> dialect of English that I've heard.
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>> Herb
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>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Tom Zurinskas  wrote:
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>>> How is "Chinglish" pronounced
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>>> 1 as in "chin" where both vowels in the word are the same
>>> 2 as in "china" with a long i as in "chide"
>>> 3 as in "ching" with a long ee as in cheese.
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>>> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
>>> See truespel.com - and the 4 truespel books plus "Occasional Poems" at authorhouse.com.
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>>>> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:37:19 -0400
>>>> From: bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
>>>> Subject: Re: Chinglish
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>>>> Now cross-linked on Language Log...
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>>>> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=521
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>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:20 AM, LanDi Liu wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> For those of you interested in the inner workings of English's largest
>>>>> dialect, please see my new article (in two parts), complete with sound
>>>>> files and pictures, posted here:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.bjshengr.com/bjs
>>>>>
>>>>> Permalinks:
>>>>> http://www.bjshengr.com/bjs/2008/08/a-structured-approach-to-chinglish-pronunciation-1-of-2/
>>>>> http://www.bjshengr.com/bjs/2008/08/a-structured-approach-to-chinglish-pronunciation-2-of-2/
>>>>>
>>>>> Enjoy!
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Randy Alexander
>>>>> Jilin City, China
>>>>> My Manchu studies blog:
>>>>> http://www.bjshengr.com/manchu
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