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Re: CHAT: Essentialist Explanation

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, June 14, 2003, 16:52
In a message dated 2003:06:13 10:48:34 AM, jaspax@U.WASHINGTON.EDU writes:

>Jake X sikyal: > >> Modern English read phonetically is essentially >> Middle English as no Middle Englishman would have >> spoken it. > >Ha ha! I love it!
Ebonics be Shakespeare playin' da urbon Oak-lan' (Calie-forn-ah) bluz, homie. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. --- Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger 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... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ! gw3rraa leg0set kaakaa! ! riis3rvaa, saaIlvaa, riikuu, sk0paa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)