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Re: Workshops Review No.8 '04

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, February 27, 2004, 17:13
In a message dated 2004:02:27 10:11:07 AM, isaacp@UKR.NET writes:

>West Asian Conlangs: >- 3 msg: What dialect would have more influence on Arabo-Romance, >maybe Moroccan Colloquial Arabic?
::hoppin' up & down like a ferret with ants in his "pants", tossin' Eurocents to the 4 Winds:: Sabir/Lingua Franca! Maltese! Sabir/Lingua Franca! Maltese! Sabir/Lingua Franca! Maltese! --- *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... ...languages are "naturally evolved wild systems... So language does not impose order on a chaotic universe, but reflects its own wildness back." - Gary Snyder "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - a chapter on pidgins & creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ¡ gw'araa legooset caacaa ! ¡ reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo ! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]