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Re: Sawilan Poetry

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 19, 1999, 22:17
I saw a really interesting web page to that effect by Mark
Rosenfelder, but I did not realize that the situation was that

I guess this just proves my point about not knowing too much about
Chinese. :)

Ed Heil --------------------------------
 "I think that all right-thinking people in this country are
sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people
are fed up in this country with being sick and tired!"
 "No, you're not."
 "I'm certainly not! But I'm sick and tired of being told
that I am!"

John Cowan wrote:

> Ed Heil wrote: > > > (since I > > don't know enough about the grammar of any proper isolating language > > -- e.g. Chinese -- > > As was established on this list some years ago, Chinese has more > inflectional morphology than English. Just because Chinese people > think in zi4 (characters) doesn't make it an isolating language. > As languages go, English is way out on the isolating end of the > spectrum and Chinese is just slightly more inflectional. > > -- > John Cowan > You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. > You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. > Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5) >