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Re: Foreigner's errors (was: Russian soft/hard 'l' ...)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 4, 2004, 5:50
In a message dated 2004:02:02 02:43:38 PM, jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM writes:

>> Just speak to foreigners in your own language >> loudly and distinctly. They *ought* to understand ;))) . > >Ah yes, ugly Americanism.
And if Ugly Americanism fails, the even uglier club-'em-o'er-de-head-with-a-blackjack technique works wonders to shock, awe and "influence" enemies, foreigners and "friends" ;) --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman "Mister Sinister" Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist - "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... languages are "naturally evolved wild systems... So language does not impose order on a chaotic universe, but reflects its own wildness back." - Gary Snyder "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ¡gw'araa legooset caacaa! ¡reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]