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
>> Yes, this is certainly true.
>> IMHO, people tend to bandy the labels "pidgin" and "creole" about
>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...
"It would be ironic if the answer to Babel
were pidgin and not Pentecost."
- George Steiner, _After Babel:
Aspects of Language & Translation_