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Re: R: Re: The most common sounds (Was: Re: backwards conlanging)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 16:12
Mangiat wrote:

> Great! The scheme E.A. Poe used in his short story 'the Golden Scrabble' (or > at least, TGS is a retranslation from Italian!)
"The Gold-Bug". "Bug" in this sense = "insect". I can't imagine what the translator was thinking. Or by "scrabble" do you mean "scarab"/"scarabaeus"? If so, a neat mini-phone-game! "Scrabble" in English means "to scratch, claw, or grope about clumsily or frantically, to struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching." -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein