Re: USAGE: Latin alphabet (Re: Chinese Dialect Question)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 8, 2003, 3:44|
In a message dated 2003:10:08 01:59:47 AM, andjo@FREE.FR writes:
>It's quite possibly more proof that Swedish is really a Chinese dialect
>trying to pass off as a Germanic language. :)
No no, it's a form of Japanese ;)
I like the Russian Futurist/Konstruktivist movement quite a bit --- the
music, the typographic design, the poetry, etc.. Much more radical than the
proto-Fascistic Italian Futurists. Many of the Russian Futurists were
Anarcho-Communists, Socialist Libertarians or Syndicalists --- and thus many were
slaughtered whole-sale by Stalin (a few survived by recanting or going to ground in
distant rural areas like the Cossack Urals, Azerbaijan * and even the Arctic
territories amongst the aboriginal Yakut people).
* intriguingly, the current Azerbaijani Latin alphabet has a very
distinctly odd "Futurist" look to it - very different from the surrounding regions'
Turkish Latin, Arabic or Cyrillic [i.e. it has upside-down 'e' like a schwa,
_X_ like Greek ks sound, _Q_ similar to the Greek chi (ch & kh sounds)]
The only other alphabet in the world that has the upside-down 'e' is the
IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet, used by lexicographers and linguists).
And the upside-down 'e' is the most common letter and sound /ae/ in the
Anar Rzayev, writer and member of Azerbaijani parliament, stated: "What
you call the upside-down 'e' dates back to early in our history. We kept it
even when we had the [Stalin-imposed] Cyrillic alphabet. Maybe it's stubbornness,
but it's a symbol of Azerbaijan.... An alphabet is a symbol of a country just
like a flag. Why do you think different alphabets have appeared in the first
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Hanuman Zhang (aka "Z")
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>Finally a religious statement I can agree with:
>the Zoroastrian teaching that it is a sin for a person to be boring.
Only boring people get bored.
"Life is all a great joke, but only the brave ever get the point."
- Kenneth Rexroth
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