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Re: Nu Shu

From:Gerald Koenig <jlk@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 30, 1999, 2:09
>To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> >Status: R > >Ed Heil wrote: >> >> Fascinating tidbit from the article on Nu Shu: >> >> "The penalty for creating new languages was death for the >> transgressor, their family and nine related families. " > >Wow! I guess we can all be glad that isn't true today, eh? :-)
Right, the penalty for creating a new --xlang thread is down to banishment for the transgressor and nine related threads. That's `threads`, as in T-shirt. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerry | Without careful communication Gerald Lea Koenig | jlkatnetcomdotcom There is boundless demonization. ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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