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thought for the day & poem for the day

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 2:19
In a message dated 2004:04:26 11:23:44 AM, my emailpal "BooRad***" quotes:

> A living language is like a man suffering incessantly from small > haemorrhages, and what it needs above all else is constant > transactions of new blood from other tongues. The day the gates > go up, that day it begins to die. > > H.L. Mencken
When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream. Gertrude Stein --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* Hang Binary,baby...--- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang) <A HREF="">=></A> Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ "WITH MASTS SUNG EARTHWARDS the the sky-wrecks drive. Onto this woodsong you hold fast with your teeth. You are the songfast pennant." - Paul Celan = maeci legosetplex caca plus debri ! prizerva. saalva. ricue. scopé-gomi plus riçyc'l ! = English translation of the above _dzjunk lego_, "junk language": "Fight {Maquis/-machy} Linguistic Waste & Trash! Save, Salvage, Recover, (creatively)Scavenge-Found-Objects & Recycle!"