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@...>
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 withwas
> > > 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 byMurray
> > 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... if only amazon.co.uk could
> cooperate with amazon.com, who claim they have it. Ditto for "The Great
> Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study ofLanguage"
> "Linguistics wars" is also fine but they have that in the universitylibrary.