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OT Re: Stop it all ! It's a case of emergency !

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, April 29, 2004, 10:49
conlang@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes:
> >Today, or tomorrow, Yellowstone will erupt, and the >whole mankind will be reduced to a few thousand people >again. And probably they will speak the same language, >and it's not sure at all it will be English... (Maybe >Chinese ?) And everything will start from new again.
Not only Yellowstone, but here in California there's a similar volcano (Called a "Supervolcano" Called "Long Valley" that erupted 760,000 years ago, covering Half of California, most of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, and Nebraska, and a little bit of South Dakota and Idaho. The Caldera is huge... 32 Kilometers long, by 17 kilometers wide. It is also near the mountain known as Mammoth Mountain. Interestingly a few years ago trees near Mammoth Mountain began to die off -- Carbondioxide poisoning of their roots. The crater, like Yosemite will blow again. I doubt the survivors will speak American English, since it will probably wipe out quite a few people in the future US if it exists, of course :)) (Actually, by the time either volcano blows, i bet American English will have become it's own unintelligible daughter of Modern English).


Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>