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Re: Chickenese - natlang or artlang?

From:Paul Joseph Schleitwiler, FCM <pjschleitwilerfcm@...>
Date:Saturday, July 1, 2006, 19:11
--- In, Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> wrote:
" ... The latest issue of Speculative Grammarian ("SpecGram") includes
a grammatical sketch of Chickenese.  See:
Although it is
described as if it were a natlang, I am almost
convinced that it is, in fact, a conlang.  Personally, I suspect that
the author may be simply "feeding the chooks" ...
"PS ... While you're there, try out the new "LingDoKu II" - it's fun!"

While the author is apparently Canadian, Canadian Chickenese is not
mentioned, (Canadian Chickens say "B'K, eh?" cf. Canadian Geeses'
"Honk, eh?"), nor other dialects or languages in the Chickenese
family. For example, the South Georgian Redneck's "y'all come BAAK',
y'hear!" or the  East Tennessee Mountain Roughneck's
As well as other concepts/constructions such as "ku/kuru/KUku" which
has been recorded in several countries.

The 'sketch' is indeed just a sketch. Probably conducted in only one
henhouse or barnyard. A case of rushing to publish with incomplete
research in order to claim primacy in the field.

Que Dios te bendiga de siempre y de todas maneras,


andrew <hobbit@...>