You've got to be kidding me.
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 5, 2005, 14:43|
How did we get into the alleged objective superiority of languages?
I mean, it's at list a somewhat linguistic topic, unlike, say,
the superiority of countries of residence, but come on! This list has
been nothing but flamebait lately.
"Ha! No tsunamis where I live! Take that, Indonesia!"
"My variety of German is better than the stupid supposed standard."
"Why is everyone so obsessed with phonology when it's utterly
unimportant to how languages work?"
Not to mention the earlier fracas about American politics that sent
Well, I'm with Christophe. At least with John around I could always
count on some wise and humorous counterpuncture, but he's leaving, and
I'm not interested in any of this crap. I'll keep an eye on the
archives and come back if things ever get back to actual conlanging for
any length of time - say, an entire day! - but meanwhile, I'm outta