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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 >cross- >> > over between Italian and Spanish. >> >> Added. > >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: The descriptions can be quite amusing. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga 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


Bob Greenwade <bob.greenwade@...>