Bislama = edible seaslug (was Re: Foods and Ethnic Identities)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 3, 2000, 4:36|
hehe I think it's amusing that there is at least one language (NatLang
pidgin, of course) that is named after a food - named after the wonderful
edible delectable seaslug...
BISLAMA!! a.k.a. Beche-le-mar, Biche-la-mer, Bicho Do Mar, etc.
<A HREF="http://members.home.net/scombs/bislama.html">Bislama, Vanuatu's
Pidgin Lingua Franca</A>
"It would be ironic if the answer to Babel
were pidgin and not Pentecost."
- George Steiner, _After Babel:
Aspects of Language & Translation_
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