OT (somewhat)Re: Fom Pop uploaded
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 26, 2003, 13:34|
Quoting Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> The perverse thought struck me-- if we could find out who "Fom Pop" is/was,
> it might be amusing to translate it into various conlangs and present it to
> him as an Hommage, or what the Dutch call a Festbundel (or Veestbundel,
> perhaps more in keeping with the general tone of the source??)..........
I put this question to a colleague of mine, and she found the paper-back
copy in the department, and "according to the intro to the festscrift
(p.ix), Fom Pop was Thomas Priestly". We have no idea if he's still
around, in linguistics or this world.
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637