Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 18 00:44:59 UTC 2009

The most frequent encounter of tradsteeng "ei" is in tradstreeng "eir" in the word "their" or "theirs".  It also represents far and away the most frequent sound encountered in text for "ei", which is as in ~air.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
see phonetic spelling

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> Subject: Re: deixis
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> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> At 12:14 PM +0200 8/17/09, Julia Achenbach wrote:
>>>At least in German. I am not too
>>>sure whether or not the same goes for English.
>> It does for "deixis", "eidolon", and the other few words I can
>> think of that have been imported into English.
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