Orthographic reform as a national priority, an ADS responsibility

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Oct 15 18:17:48 UTC 2012

On Oct 15, 2012, at 10:19 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> At 10/15/2012 11:26 AM, Michael Newman wrote:
>> What grammatical items do you have in mind. I couldn't find too much
>> that distinguishes NYCE from other varieties.
> My grammatical item was your "Also, we got the most marvelous
> collection of vowels."  I don't know whether to take that as  NYCE
> (or is it LIE? as in Queens, LI?) -ism or a casual typing elision.
> And I was just joshing there.  (Not about vowels, though.)

"Marvelous" isn't a word I generally use, but otherwise, that sounds like standard American English.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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