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Re: Newest natlang?

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Saturday, September 27, 2008, 22:59
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On 27/09/2008, Jake B <blookerboy95@...> wrote: >> Though we borrow little from them. > > You try writing a text* without using* words we got from Norman > French, then (and words we borrowed later from Latin or Greek or > coined* using* such forms*). (At least the words with asterisks aren't > purely Germanic TTBOMK.)
William Morris wrote a number of novels and poems in such more or less purely Germanic English; lots of fun. If you try to write on scientific or academic subjects without Romance or Latin/Greek words, though, you end up with something like this: -- Jim Henry Conlang fluency survey -- there's still time to participate before I analyze the results and write the article


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>