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Re: I need advice

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Thursday, June 5, 2003, 2:52
In a message dated 2003:06:04 06:41:03 AM, peter-clark@BETHEL.EDU writes:

>On Wednesday 04 June 2003 02:18 am, Sarah Marie Parker-Allen wrote: > >> I am going to write a story about insane auxlangers. > > "Insane auxlangers" is redundant. :)
LOL and I usta be an AuxLanger and see what it did to me, hehe @_@ <SNiP>
>> Second, two lists of absolutely vital words (one for >> emergencies and really critical operations in an interstellar commercial >> transportation environment, the other for really common words that won't >> make it to the first list but will still be useful). > > Hint: think about airline travel. All commercial pilots use English >internationally. Maybe there's something out there that describes common >English terms related to flying.
AirSpeak is Specialized International English (its maritime counterpart is called SeaSpeak).
>> I thought about going to that auxlang list, but it sounds like a
frightening place.
> > There be dragons...
Naaaaw, just neurotic, ankle-biting chihuahuas who think they are magical dragons... mostly all noisy yapyap, no firepower ;) ADVICE TO THE ADVENTUROUS (or the slumming linguavore) CONLANGER venturing into AUXLANGDOM: wear shin guards, carry mace ::BiG GRiN:: --- Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) & lingua-mang(a)leer "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension." - Ezra Pound "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars --- Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ! gw3rraa leg0set kaakaa! ! riis3rvaa, saaIlvaa, riikuu, sk0paa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)