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GomiLego (was/still is Re: evolving languages)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, January 18, 2003, 10:54
    Here is a "ruff-sketch" of what I have so far for GomiLego to give you a
"lil taste" of things to come ;)

    GomiLego is a futuristic polyglot-lexifier creole "mesolect"/"mixed
Some of the _main_ contributing polyglot-lexifiers are English; various
Romance languages like Italian, French, Spanish; Sanskrit; German; Dutch;
Japanese; "Romanized" Chinese; ISV (International Scientific Vocabulary)
Greco-Latin roots and "technocultural" slang.
    Like many creoles, much of GomiLego's lexemes are highly "mutated" from
the original lexemes.

    Any feedback, commentaries, advice, and/or suggestions welcomed...

gomiilego /go.mi:lego/ =  - [beautiful-]junk-language -

    gomii  - from Japanese "gomi" - has a higher aesthetic (and paracultural)
value than mere _dzhaank_ /dZA:nk/ "junk" or _kaka_ /ka:ka:/

    lego - from Greek "lego" ("logos") and the Danish modular construction toy

'n gomiilego  /@n go.mi:lego/=

    lego bii 'umnii-tem mjuuta...
    /lego  bi:  mju:ta:/
    language be all-time change

    lego-mjuuta no bii raat...
    /lego.mju:ta:  no  bi:  r\A:t/
    language-change no be rot

    plij lego fin taak bijn - tadaa - dem bijn 'ntem mjuuta-mjuuta...
    /plaI  lego  fin  tA:k  baIn  tadA:  dem  baIn  @n.tem  mju:ta:mju:ta:/
    PLU language PAST talk together then them together FUT change-change

in English:

    Lanuage is always changing.

    Language change is not decay.

    Languages spoken together change one another.

Hanuman Zhang, 3-Toed-Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist  ;)

"the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69}


    "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


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