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Conlang-to-body-shape connections

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 20:41
I'm afraid I'm unable to extract much amusing info from the data I got on
peoples heights, weights and conlang preferences. This is, presumably mostly
due to the low number of respondents and the disparate descriptions of their
conlang preferences; the theory can't possibly be wrong!

Big people apparently tend to stick accusative languages, with shorter and
thinner ones being more in favour of active ones and similar odd stuff. And
VSO is unreasonably popular.

The short-people-are-more-prone-to-bounce theory seems to hold water.


PS: FYI, I'm ~1.87, weighs ~68kg, tends to accusative languages, and prefer
SVO or SOV syntax. I've got a tendency to leap over things rather than walking
around them, but do not otherwise consider myself particularly bouncy.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Joe <joe@...>