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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 ;) OBLANG NOTE: 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 Azerbaijani language! 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 place?" ---///// __/_//_/ __/_//_////// __/_//_/ __/_//_/ Hanuman Zhang (aka "Z") WOG (Wiley Oriental Gentleman ;) Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a _Ma-Lau_ ("Monkey") a.k.a. "TricksterGod of the Glorious Anti-Imperialist Chinese Boxers"; ¡¡¡ TricksterShapeShifterIncarnate !!! >^..^< ';' ;P~~~ => om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat <= mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod
>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 googolgigglabyte goegolgiechelbijt - of - met een vette megagrijns GoogolGekicherByte googolrisibyte ===> el byte de la risita de googol googolrisadinhabyte ===> o byte de risadinha de googol googolspassoctet guugoIllolbijt gugolhihibajt gugolngisibayt okukolkikikol egúgelegigalibaith kiletstroknolyadgigabaiti cimacimakekehapi baitakhakhweifayatrauni ufi'auayinisuguguluarkhar pokatra oemadroabhethetre inarevuta yhiyhayhake nawyo AnekoMeppathmoTtilvatelmDiggulgyttahat va'i utne tuktukt'ishushukuko`g tuk go`go`o`gwgaga ggsngngsbd [gugulaNexebidi] <= thee prIs ov X.iztenz iz aetern'l warfaer 'N' kreativ playf'llnizz... =>


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>