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Re: Are pidgins natlangs? (was Re: Telona Grammar, part 2)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, February 15, 2002, 4:50
In a message dated 2002.02.14 10.07.28 AM, and_yo@HOTMAIL.COM writes:

>I thought "natlang" was to be expanded as "native language", in which case >pidgins by definition aren't any, wereas creoles by definition are. What >do you mean by "natlang"? "Naturally occuring language"? >
::chagrin:: I have always thought NatLang was/is short for "Natural Language." In a message dated 2002.02.14 10.25.32 AM, jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM writes:
>That is the usual understanding, yes.
::wry grin:: Sheesh, for a moment there I thought I had been _semantically warped_ by my AuxLang-ing period... ::cheeky grin:: ArtLang is "Artistic Language," right? Right? or is it "Artificial Language"? ::muttering to self as he rummages thru a confusion of linguistics files:: ok, where's that damn FAQ... czHANg23, Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a. "Monkey," a.k.a. "TricksterGod of the Han Chinese" ~ om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat ~ - mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod Hail to thee TricksterGods! IO THEE CHAOSGODHEAD!!! ~ thee Tru Pries ov Existenz iz Ætern'l Warfær & Creativ Playf'llniz~ - § - by hook or by crook - § -


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