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From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, February 10, 2003, 8:03
hijaa gom-leg0-serii h0mii! (HiYa Con-Language-list people!)
    g0miileg0 per juu leg0-viz ludo biilau ....

"Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones"
    - title of the chapter on pidgins and creoles in _The Power of Babel: A
Natural History of Language_ by John McWhorter, 2001 CE


    In response to floods in South Asia in 2122 CE, the UN and the UNEP (UN
Environmental Programme) sent flood-control engineers and peacekeeping police
from the Netherlands, Gurkhas from Nepal and French Foreign Legionaires to
India [Bharat] - one of the first nations of many nations to be hit worst
(besides Bangladesh and Pakistan).
    Besides the many experienced, "battle-hardened" flood-control experts
from the Netherlands, Japan and Italy - who directed and strategized the
"Bharat UN Relief Campaign" - volunteer emergency aid workers and
support-and-supply technicians came from Germany; Russia; China; the United
States (mainly Californians); Mexico; Brazil; Canada; Great Britain; Spain;
Israel; Egypt; Saudi Arabia; Australia; New Zealand and the Maori Autonomy of
Aotearoa; Polynesia Libre; Indonesia; Brunei and Azania (New South Africa).
They all quickly learned both new terraforming tactics and the "Restricted
Englishes" or ESP ("Englishes for Specific/Special Purposes") called
_EmergencySpeak_ and _PoliceSpeak_. By late 2123, an estimated 3 million
volunteers and 125,000 rescue and police dogs had descended on India. Amongst
these volunteers were the true pioneers of terraforming.
    Meanwhile UNESCO technicians worked on saving "World Heritage Treasures"
- invaluable cultural resources and artifacts - and a massive effort to
rapidly relocate the Bibliotheca Alexandrina of Alexandria, Egypt before
flooding in Egypt drowned the library.
    The Campaign was headquartered in Varanasi (formerly Benares), in north
central India, on the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh State. [One of India's
oldest cities, Varanasi is the holiest city of the Hindus. The city is also
sacred to Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs. (The city is also home headquarters to
a nationally known and respected "semi-unorthodox, renegade" Franciscan order
notorious for wearing saffron robes instead of brown habits,"Hindu-izing
Christian ideas," and generally carrying on like _sadhu_, "holy men"). Being
a cultural centre, it is additionally home to the Benares Hindu and Sanskrit
Universities and to the new location of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.]
    During 2123-2136, a rapid succession of polar ice melts triggered by both
Global Warming trends and a wave of global volcanic activity, extreme
flooding of coastal areas world-wide occurred - drastically raising the sea
level approximately 150-175 metres above "normal" level. Not only did
millions lose their lives to the flooding, volcanic activity, tsunamis or
landslides, massive refugee exoduses - accompanied by famines and pandemics -
created severe socio-economic upheavals and regional armed conflicts.
Governments fell and whole countries were torn apart and devastated in the
Global Refugee Wars - outright genocidal warfare and use of tactical nuclear
devices by some countries made a bad situation even worse. Not only
civilization but all ideas of humanity itself and human existence seemed
quite threatened.
    The UN Bharat Relief Campaign fell apart in the wake of this increasingly
_global_ disaster. By late 2137, most of the Campaigners, who had the means,
left for what remained of their countries, families and homes. Quite a few
commited suicide.
     Still others - 410,617 according to 2138 census and citizenship data -
settled in various parts of "unflooded" India  - "either by defiant heroic
choice or by utterly mind-numbed dire circumstance -  or both" as one Indian
English-language reporter wrote.
    In 2139, Asoka, a newly created suburban area of Varanasi was given to a
626 member UNESCO group [a group predominately Dutch, Italian, Japanese,
South African, French Polynesian, and Californian] as "Eternal Thanks from
the People of Bharat" by the Indian government after popular grass-root
demands were vigourously voiced by grateful Indian citizens of all walks of
    The 193 children of these Campaigners and some of their Indian
schoolmates (as well as some of their CyberSpace friends from around the
world) created their own language. Distinct from their parents' many
different languages, the expanded English creole called "CampaignSpeak" they
grew up with and that of the Indian languages, it started as semi-secretive,
slangy, polyglot-lexifier code-language that rather rapidly became a pidgin
    Beginning in 2168 CE - as the first years of the New Ice Age began, it is
_their_ children (and their Indian and CyberSpace friends) who - with the
"non-authoritarian assistance and eagerly curious encouragement" of their
much beloved, iconoclastic Montessori school teacher Sri Guru Brother Paolo
Krishnamurti Mezzofanti Buzzi-Dass - created the mesolect creole form called
_g0miileg0_, the "lingua franca" - besides Wurld Inglis, Mandarin and Spanish
- that was to be eventually taken to the stars by the Jaganatium-Drive
multi-generational spaceships of the late 23rd Century CE...


g0miileg0, v3rzjen 1.2, fraekt0 1

_g0miileg0_ /g@U.mi:leg@U/ -=- [beautiful-]junk-language -=-
                _muIltiigløssa Nii0-Dzjii0-Fjuutsj3r0-izm0 krii0 mes0leg0kit_
                (a polyglot, "Neo-Geo-Futurist" creole mesolect)
    _g0mii_  - from Japanese "gomi" - has a higher aesthetic (and
paracultural) value             than mere _dzjaangk_ /dZA:nk/ "junk [trash]"
or _kaka_ /ka:ka:/                  "[unrecyclable] shit/caca" - & -
distantly relateable with PIE * kom-, Latin             _com_ , _co-_ & PIE
*gel-, Latin _glomus_, _glomer-_("ball") Latin _globus_
    _leg0_ - from Greek "lego" ("logos") and the Danish modular construction

 _s0n0leg0set_ - sound language system ("phonology") -
& _graffiileg0set_ - write language system  ("orthography")


    g0miileg0's semi-phonemic/semi-"deviant" orthography - and g0miileg0's
writing system's _aelfazeita_ "alphazeta" - is loosely based on graphic
aspects of the IPA/X-SAMPA, "spelling reformed" Dutch, Japanese_Romaji_,
Romanized Sanskrit ...and, of course, "g0mii-m0d0" NeoGeoFuturist
style/aesthetics (influenced by Italian and Russian Futurism; multi-national
Dadaism; Dutch and Russian Constructivism; Punk; CyberPunk science-fiction
and "Grunge" typography).

    Orthography - when it differs from ASCII-IPA (X-SAMPA) -
it is in [ ].

plosives        p, b        t, d                        k, g
nasals              m---F [m]  n                             N  [ ng ]
fricatives      f, v            s, z        S, Z  [ sj,  zj ]
h ,   _h  [ h ]
approximants                              r\ [ r ]   j
lateral approximant         l [ l ]---------------------L  [ Il ]
glides          w-----------------------------------------w
        The glide, semi-vowel /w/ is a labiodental-velar approximant
affricates                                  tS, dZ  [ tsj, dzj ]

    NOTE: Like in Dutch "turbolanguage", anything that sounds like
[ks] in word-final position is written _x_, like for example _haelix_ "helix",
_ziirox_ "xerox" (a copy), _Djuublex_ "Dublex" (a conlang). Otherwise
(initial and medial), "zz", i.e. _aezzperim'nt0_ "experiment/experimental";
_aezzistii_ "exist/existence"; _Aezzodo_ "Exodus"

/l/, /r\/, /j/, /h/and /w/ are semi-vowels
to some extent - especially syllable/word-final,
/m/--/F/, /n/ and /N/ can also be "semi-vowels"

some combined sounds:
                    /hw/  [ hw ]
                    /kw/ [ kw ]
                    /b_h/ [ bh ]
                    /d_h/ [ dh ]
                    /g_h/ [ gh ]
                    /k_h/   [ kh ]
                    /k_hd_h/ [ kdh ]
                    /sk/    [ sk ]
                    /skr\/      [ skr ]
                    /sl/    [ sl ]
                    /sr\/   [ sr ]
                    /t_h/   [ th ]
                    /vr\/   [vr ]

        * phonotactics:

    syllables _usually_ have a (C1)(S)V(V)(S)(C2)

            C1 - any consonant or semi-consonant
            C2 - nasal, fricative or liquid
            S - semi-vowel or liquid
            V - vowel or diphthong

    or a (C)(S)V(V)(S)(C) phonotactical structure

            C - any consonant or semi-consonant
            S - semi-vowel or liquid
            V - vowel or diphthong

consonant clusters:  epenthentic schwa (indeterminate central "short" vowel)
            aspiration (i.e. /k_hd_h/ [kdh]) can be inserted to break up
consonant               clusters "difficult" for some speakers not used to a
language with "strong"          consonant clusters, i.e. Hiberno-Irish
"fillim" or "filhm" for _film_, or,                     amongst Dutch
speakers, [fIlYm] in Rotterdam or [fIL@m] in Amsterdam.             Some
pronunciations of _stop_ is "s'top" /s_htAp/and in rural, basilect
Tok Pisin /s@ta:p/spelled locally as "satap."


asymetrical 10 vowel system:

 i: [ ii ]                       u:  [ uu ]
     I [ i ]                 U  [ u ]
            @  [ ' ]
    & [ ae ]
a: [ a ]                    A:  [ aa ]   Q [ o ]
                    |------with [O] and [V] as free variation allophones

    Vowel phonemes can have tense allophones in open syllables
(with or without off-glides) - lax allophones in closed syllables.
    Vowels followed by a nasal [m, n, ng] can be nasalized.

    * 6 short vowels

i  /I/  as in "blip", "bit", "chip"
e  /e/ (before consonants) as in "dem", "ten","zen", "pen"
ae /&/ as in "cat", "tan", "bat", "pan"
    North American English /&/ is essentially [E_A], that is [E] with advanced
    tongue root.
 o   /Q/ as in "hot", "Glock," "dog", "gods", "bomb," "pod"
    _-glom-_, "bonk", (French) _bon_
u /U/ as in "put", "books," "to","full","good"
 '   /@/ schwa - indeterminate, neutral central vowel
    as in the "a" in _Cuba_ /kju:b@/... or, allophonically, the short /a/ of
North   Indian languages (i.e. the first vowel in _Punjabi_) -or- even the
aspirated "a"s  in  the African-American "Ebonic" Vernacular _supa killa
rappa_ ("super killer rapper")

    * 3 long vowels

a /a:/ as in "dada", "nada", "caca"
ii /i:/ as the vowels in "green," "beep", "be", "seat",
    the i in "machine", "spaghetti", "graffiti"
uu /u:/ as in "goo", "ooze", "fool", "rule", and the double o in "googol"

    * 1 "ultra-long vowel/semi-diphthong" (allophonic vowel)

aa /A:/ with [O] and [V] as free variation allophones

    * 7 diiftong/7 diphthongs

/aI/    [ ij ]
/aU/    [ au ]
/@U/ [ 0 ]  as in _ziir0_ "zero" /zi:r@U/,_g0_, _bushiid0_,  _da0_ , _0m_
/eI/    [ ei ] as in "bastard" pronunciations of _fortei_ "forte", _kaefei_
"cafe",                 _aenimei_ "anime", & in _aelfazeita_
/ju:/   [ juu ]
/oI/    [ oi ]
/wi:/   [ wii ]

    * R-kol3r sjiva/rhotic schwa

/3:r\/    [ 3r ]
    should not be non-rhotic, i.e. the "a"s  in the African-American "Ebonic"
        vernacular _supa killa rappa_ ("super killer rapper")
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Metronomic, quasi-Japanese style of pronounciation that gives nearly equal
loudness and duration to every syllable - the loudness and duration of
syllables can be more or less uniform, with increases being used only
occasionally to signal special emphasis of a concept or loud creaky voicing
to emphasize a command.

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    ! bon kaka p3r juu!

    /bQn  ka.ka  p3:r\ ju:/

     good shit to you

    "Good shit to you."

    This greeting is a take on the popular phrase "Shit Happens!":

    ! kaka saempa 0kor0!

    /ka.ka s& @Uk.or\.@U/

    shit NONP happen[s]/happening

    ^- NONP = NONPunctual aspect ... indicates a durative, habitual, or

iterative aspect and is indifferent to the nonpast-past distinction.

     _Saempa_ evolved from _semper_/_sempre_, "always".

    -! oteIl0 luud0 loIl!
    (Othello [a game] play fun!)

    = S0n0 Ram. Ram S0n0. =
    (Sound {is} God-Reality. God-Reality {is} Sound.)
    [_Ram_ /rA:m/ is the Sanskrit word
    for the infinite, formless form of the God-Reality,
    the aspect worshipped by the god Hanuman]

    leg0set saempa mjuutazii
    /le.g@U.set  s&  mju:ta.zi:/
    language always change
    Lanuage is always changing.

    leg0-mjuutazii n0 raat...
    /leg@U.mju:ta.zi:  n@U  r\A:t/
    language-change no rot
    Language change is not decay.

    plij leg0 finiz vaak gom - tada - dem gom fazin mjuutaa-mjuutazii...
    /plaI  le.g@U  fin.iz  vA:k  gom  ta.da  dem  gom  fa.zin
    PLU language PAST talk together then them together FUT change-change
    Languages spoken together change one another.

    = ! gw3rra leg0set kaka! ! riis3rva, saIlva, riikuu, sk0pa-g0mii aen
riizijkl0! =
    (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)

>>To have another language is to possess a second soul.
>>-- Charlemagne
en g0miileg0: = hava num3r duo leg0kit... tada : hava num3r duo breinii. = have number two language, ta-da, have number two brainie. "One mind plus one mind equals a Third Mind." - William S. Burroughs = 0n0 menta plaaz 0n0 menta... tada : Num3r Trii0 Menta. = = diff3rrenzii ent3ra kak0 aen mjuuzika semii-tem paen en juu kaepii. = (Difference between noise and music semi-time all in you head) {Sometimes the difference between noise and music is all in your head} - ? juu nii0 kogn0 g0miileg0, laa? (You now know/think GomiLego, eh?) - ! ij-ij! mii nii0 vaak g0miileg0 mega bon. ? kogn0? nae non-bon. (Aye-aye!, me now speak GomiLego very good. Know/think? No non-good.) - ! g0miileg0 n0 bruut0 leg0set! (Gomilego is not an ugly language) - ! ! ij-ij --- mii mega-tem raadzj'r dhat!! (Aye-Aye, me big-time rodger that!) - ? teka hava juu d0m-viida ... laa? (Building have you home-life, eh?) - mii kama mii finiz tem-njuumii biz pod en sabii g0daun en Varanasi. (Me desire me PsT time-money have pod in beautiful-old godown in Varanasi.) {I wish I had rented a room in an old, beautiful warehouse in Varanasi.} _hava_ is inalienable possession - possession of your body, personal belongings, your soul, etc. _biz_ is alienable possession - possession of goods, things you stole, property, etc. (_biznizz_ "business", _biz-izm0_ "capitalism") = plij zen0-dzjen, sijb3r-mekkaan0, aen p0sii-dzjen gom hava 0n0 m0n0 - dem kreazii plij biiz'rra leg0set k0nexii. = --- Jasia Reichardt PLU xeno-gen, cyber-machine, and poetry-gen together have one thing - they create PLU bizarre language-plex connexion. --- Jasia Reichardt "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt - plij h0mii-noid aezzi plij zoid, s0, aen uz paen viida en dzjiia... uz paen plii dzjiia-dzjen. Human-noids [are] animals, too, and we all live in/on [Gaia+geo]. We all gia-gen [earthlings]. Hanuman Zhang, 3-Toed-Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} €º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€€º°`°º€ø,¸~-> "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "At some point in the next century the number of invented languages will probably overtake the number of surviving natural languages." - Cullen Murphy in _Atlantic Monthly_ (October, 1995) "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars