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pidgins & creoles was Re: Proto-Latin or Italic

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Monday, September 4, 2000, 21:21
In a message dated 2000:09:04 1:50:04 PM, artabanos@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU writes:

>> "In almost all cases of pidginization, and to a lesser extent in any >> consequent creoles that might develop from it, there is usually a complete >> loss of all morphology of any kind from both substrate and adstrate >> influences." >> Yes, this is certainly true. >> IMHO, people tend to bandy the labels "pidgin" and "creole" about >too >> much. > >I agree entirely.
Mi ripondi yep-yep. <<Me reply yes-yes>> I have seen some amazing claims about both pidgins & creoles... i.e. the mostly negative & erronous statements generated on the AuxLang list. I admit I still learning about pidgins & creoles... czHANg "It would be ironic if the answer to Babel were pidgin and not Pentecost." - George Steiner, _After Babel: Aspects of Language & Translation_