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Re: [Lingo] you have got to be kidding

On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:06:38 +0900, "Stephen J. Turnbull"
<> wrote:

> In hiragana, they are often used rather than the dash to indicate a
> long vowel.  Thus テメー but てめぇ.

Yabbut, I was taught that the kana い is used to lengthen the え sound
in え、け、せ、て、ね、へ、め、れ.

G. Stewart -

Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.
        -- William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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