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Re: Conlang and like influences NATLANG

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 17, 1999, 0:34
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> There are border cases like Classical Latin, but if you want examples > from a fully fledged conlang that didn't start out by pretending to be > the prestige dialect of a natlang, I don't think there's going to be > much besides your own example.
Well, if you count that, then Formal English (which is also semi-artificial) has certainly influenced colloquial English as well. Double negatives used to be a very common thing in English, until They said it was wrong. Now, I don't never use no double negatives. ;-) Actually, the only double negative I can think of in my idiolect is "no X, no Y, no nothing" and, occasionally, "hardly" with a negative (at least, that's traditionally CALLED a double negative, it doesn't seem like it to me) -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor