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Re: reading (was French and German (jara: An introduction))

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 19:32
In a message dated 2003:06:09 02:44:40 PM, Mathias (takatunu@FREE.FR) writes:

>"One man's feast is another man's poison." > >In Pisina-Pirunga: > >Kutasu yu kitari kumata a takusa kitari kuwanungu. > >Meat of person certain is poison person un-same. > >"One man's meat is another man's poison." > >(pun on kutasu/takusa)
::claps hands:: Delightful. Bravo... I like that pun. Besides toooo much red meat _is_ poison! "Excess is excrement. Excrement retained in the body is poison." - Ursula Le Guin --- Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger 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... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ! gw3rraa leg0set kaakaa! ! riis3rvaa, saaIlvaa, riikuu, sk0paa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)