Fave conlangs and essentialist explanations
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 25, 2002, 15:32|
At 2:04 PM +0000 03/25/02, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> --- John Cowan wrote:
>> > Esperanto, which looks to me like a crippled
>> > over between Italian and Spanish.
>Oops. Sorry, sometimes I express myself in a more
>provocative way than I actually intend to.
No apologies necessary. John was referring to his list of
Essentialist Explanations, in which languages are described as being
"essentially X". Point your browser to:
http://mercury.ccil.org/~cowan/essential.html. The descriptions can
be quite amusing.
Dirk Elzinga Dirk_Elzinga@byu.edu
Man deth swa he byth thonne he mot swa he wile.
'A man does as he is when he can do what he wants.'
- Old English Proverb