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

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 18:25
Andreas Johansson wrote:

> 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"?
That is the usual understanding, yes. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_