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Re: Essentialist Explanations, 8.0 edition

From:Justin Mansfield <jdm314@...>
Date:Monday, June 25, 2001, 4:33
Here are some on my favorite topic, Ancient languages:

Egyptian is essentially Coptic with no vowels written

Coptic is essentially Egyptian with no vowels pronounced

Oscan is Latin with every other consonant changed to f.

Etruscan is essentially composed of the various sounds eminated by the
cartoon character Pinky from Animaniacs.

Modern Greek is essentially Ancient Greek, with all the consonants pronounced
as fricative, and all the vowels pronounced as [i]

Modern Hebrew is essentially bits of Ancient Hebrew from every period, spoken
by an East-European

Modern Latin is essentially Classical Latin full of neologisms that end in -

Church Latin is essentially reverse-engineered Italian

Erasmian Latin is essentially Church Latin as spoken by Germans


On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:14:11 -0400, John Cowan <jcowan@...>

>There is now a separate Italian section, thanks to a whole set >of Italian dialect E.E.'s. > >I need only 8 more explanations to reach 300! > >-- >There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> >no more / no less || >to do / all things || >with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein