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almost-familiar & out-and-screamingly alien (wasRe: CONLANG Digest - 24 Sep 2003 to 25 Sep 2003 (#2003-271)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, September 28, 2003, 2:19
In a message dated 2003:09:27 10:45:09 AM, andjo@FREE.FR writes:

> [. . .] The almost-familiar is not infrequently worse than the out- >and-screamingly alien.
Hence my almost-familiar g0miileg0... hehe... well ok it's somewhere betwixt almost-familiar and out-and-screamingly alien.
>Just for masochism value, perhaps one should one day take the time to learn >Dutch properly? I can already read it half the time, but learning to speak >or write it would no doubt create alot of new interestingly unhelpful
>wirings ...
ROTFLMAO! You will become a mangalanger yet... mwhahaha! => from the spammail frontlines: misclgenation stolpd fipmfecz ux npiwo ybex <!--garbage--><!--infight--><!--inequality--><!--frangipani--> <!--algerian--><!--octet--><!--showman--> --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* --- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, MangaLanger "The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension." - Ezra Pound 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!)