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Red: Opinions on English (was Re: basic vocab)

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Sunday, September 17, 2000, 16:47 wrote:
> > In a message dated 2000:09:17 12:04:08 AM, microtonal@SERICAP.COM writes: > > >I've always rather liked English, at least once I realized that there > >actually *is* a method to the madness. > > *snarfle* English is such a magpie language it's wonder it got so > "powerful." Then again there are IMHO many types of Englishes, even within > America - to not neglect sayin' da whole wide world. > One of my favourite Englishes is Hindlish - that wonderfully ornate > English: > > Why not let the English language to relax, > And have a truly tropical weekend? > After a course of the choicest Indian rudery, > English may return, chastened, to its prudery. > No? You won't agree? > Forgive me, you look sickened. > In Shakespeare's day, > English was a dandy... > > - Prof. P. Lal, India > > >It's not quite as subtle as Classical Greek or as rhythmic as Latin or as > >liquid as French, but it's a nice, solid language. > > I once read a German writer's opinion that English was like a > bricklayer's apprentice who is just getting his skills together... there is > bound to be a lotta messiness. > > >The rules make perfect sense, once you learn > >them all, and they have very few exceptions. > > *snarfle* sheesh, have you seen the actual literacy skill levels of > American and British kids? Even native speakers have a hard time with English > IMO. > > >It's very utilitarian, flexible, and at times quite beautiful (as evidenced > by >some of the great British and American writers). > > "... wipe alley english spooker, or multiphoniaksically spuking off the > face of the erse..." - James Joyce, Irishman, _Finnegans Wake_ > > >It also has the great advantage of > >a huge lexis of loanwords from all kinds of languages upon which to > >draw, and forming new words is extremely easy. > > That I agree with whole-heartedly. Makee Inglis eazy ta mutate! > > czHANg > > > English is a whore. > - Lars Henrik Mathiesen > > << One thing foreigners, computers, & poets > have in common is that they make > unexpected linguistic associations. >> > * Jasia Reichardt > - creative cyberneticist *
-- Daniel Seriff Si iterum insanum me appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.