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Re: McCawley Festschrift (was Re: not linear written forms?)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, July 25, 2003, 2:39
Hello Tal--  I saved this msg., but don't recall if you ever actaully
requested a copy, when I offered to Xerox my copy.
Anyhow, I got a package deal on 10 copies, and have some left over.  Did I
in fact send you one? (I don't remember, but think not.) Or if not, do you
want one?  Due to difficulty of international payments, it would be a gift
on my part, and you'd be more than welcome to it...  Roger

Oh-- If you're interested, I'll need a mailing address.
----- Original Message -----
From: "taliesin the storyteller" <taliesin@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: not linear written forms?

> * Roger Mills said on 2003-05-05 17:48:25 +0200 > > Stone Gordonssen wrote: > > > > I do know that I was brainstorming a year ago with a friend re: > > > mechanisms not found in natlangs, and one of the few we came up with
> > > reversing the spelling of a word to create the inverse. > > > > > > E.g. "dam" /display emotions/, "mad" /hide emotions/ > > > > > In the famous McCawley Festschrift, there's a wonderful article by
> > Renthgil (Lightner), a spoof of reports from the field. He expesses > > amazement that some words in the language under investigation are the > > reverse of others, e.g. > > [k@f] 'lower part of the sleeve of a garment' > > [f@k] 'copulate' > > *sigh* Now that's a book I'd like to have[1]... if only could > cooperate with, who claim they have it. Ditto for "The Great > Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of
> "Linguistics wars" is also fine but they have that in the university