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You're a funny cat.Edit

Feel free to delete this once you've read it if you wish, but I just wanted to say that you have a pretty good sense of humour. Keep at it! Tharthan (talk) 11:53, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

🤡 Equinox 12:14, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Noun formEdit

Hi, I have edited Template:new en plural to match the way you changed the head on the page I just made. Did I get it right? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:18, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know. I saw that your original entry had a red-linked category, which is not normal, so I replaced with one from a standard plural noun entry. Equinox 12:23, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


What was wrong with my edits on "pintxo", that caused you to roll them back? 23:33, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure! Sorry. Probably a missed click while dealing with vandalism. Restored now. Equinox 00:41, 25 May 2019 (UTC)


I was making TDN just now, and you beat me to it! You are truly quite sly!—T.E.A. (Talk•{{SUBST:contrib|The_Editor's_Apprentice|Edits}}) 21:15, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

User:Equinox/How_to_be_fast! (Google keeps making it harder though. They've just wrecked their Usenet search.) Equinox 21:17, 26 May 2019 (UTC)


I've always used the /bɛn/ pronunciation, so "been" is not a homonym of "bin" (and is also not, unlike in the speech of many British English speakers, a homonym of "bean", either).

Is /bɛn/ an instance of lexical diffusion? If so, that would be somewhat surprising, as North America is hardly known for having splits (even between just one pair of words) happen (and definitely not any latter-day vowel splits). My local dialect is pretty traditional when it comes to pronunciation, but I can't think of anything comparable in any other words. Maybe in certain idiolectal situations, such as "pop-eye" being /ˈpɑp.aɪ/ and Popeye being /ˈpʌp.aɪ/ for some speakers of my local dialect (such as my mother), or how "careful" and "careless" can be (in the relaxed speech of some speakers [I'm not one of them] of my local dialect) /ˈkæfl̩/ and /ˈkælᵻs/ respectively.

Are there any other examples like this? Tharthan (talk) 17:09, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

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