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Re: Mutant English take two

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, January 30, 2004, 20:08
From:    Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Gary Shannon wrote: > > English was once a single spoken language of a large > > group of Earth humans and had, therefore, a single > > manner of producing verbal sounds to convey the > > language audibly. But, of course, not all sentient > > To the best of my knowledge, that's never happened.
It's actually a disturbingly common phenomenon if you count those languages which have precisely one speaker left. Of course, you are right in that English has never been so cursed. ========================================================================= 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


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