[Ads-l] ajast

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed Dec 16 20:02:40 UTC 2015


A nice analogy: /k/:<c>::/tS/:<ch>::/g/:<g>::/dZ/:<gh>

I wonder if it's the same process that gives us Jirardelli chocolate.



> On Dec 16, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Like, the door is ajar, and the people are ajast.
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> JL
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> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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>>>> On Dec 16, 2015, at 5:05 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
>>> wrote:
>>> =20
>>> High-paid CNN political commentator:
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>>> "People were really ajast to hear somebody go after Donald Trump."
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>>> As a bonus, it may simply mean "amazed."
>>> =20
>>> JL
>>> =20
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>> Is that j as in /dZ/ or j as in /h/, =C3=A0 l'espagnol?  If the latter, =
>> maybe it's a blend of "aghast" and "aha!" =20
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>> LH
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