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Re: OT (?): Abbvs in txt msgs, & its poss f-ect on Nglish

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2003, 7:07
In a message dated 2003:02:14 08.48.25 AM, danny "dinkum" ;)
dawier@HOTMAIL.COM writes:

>I used to make up nonsense chemical names: trantopotassium kenasofalate, >erbium metaklasmite, pretonium alternus cletus cletus jeckyll
frodomasturbate.... In the Bay Area (California USA), there is a duo/band called "compromicro dexall" that plays "improvcore" * music [amplified "lower-case sound" (small sound) percussion and drumset & extended electronic upright bass and treated vocalisations]. * imagine a meshing of avant garde contemporary classical, Free Jazz, No Wave Rock [ ], Ambient, Trip-Hop, Bass'n'Drum and Laptop {if you want to investigate what most of these "genres" are---> } OBLANG: Christophe, Jan "IJ" and I have been discussing a lot of neologistic and combining-form language usages. We all agree that the Japanese are some of the best at it: --- from emailage 'tween Christophe and me: CG>[ . . . ]Gunnm is quite "mainstream", like Akira (when you think
>that manga like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Gunnm, Evangelion and Bastard are >considered *mainstream*, you must wonder what they consider underground >;)))) ).
HZ> I gather that. Oh BTW the English title of Gunnm seems to be "Battle Angel Alita." And _gunnm_ seems to be a Japanese neologistic "mangalanging" of _gun dream_. HZ>> "Currently"? It has been that way since the late 1960's-early 1970's
CG>Well, it could have been this way since the Middle Ages, as long as it
>still valid now it is also "currently" ;)))) . And the phenomenon is much
>important nowadays than it was decades ago :)) .
HZ True. Even European companies are picking up on Japanese-style combining forms in trade-names: i.e. the futuristic-sounding company name Aventis; France's _Citroen Xantia_ and _Citroen Xsara_, Italy's _Fiat Tempra_ and _Vauxhall Corsa_,etc.. HZ>> ever since Sony and Honda jumped into the global technoculture. It is
>> just increasing more so with Global Pop Culture. >
CG>True enough. Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) & lingua-mangler "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension." - Ezra Pound "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars