THEORY: Welcome back, Sally! [was: RE: THEORY: Natural language change]
|Date:||Tuesday, September 21, 1999, 23:37|
Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:
> "Good" grammar is a touchy, volatile subject these days.
Is it? Well, that's certainly a clear sign that things *are*
> I guess I'm back! Teonaht has had to be put on hold. How is everybody=?
Fine, thanks. And glad to hear of you again. I was one of those
here who were beginning to think you had left us for good...
I hope you soon get enough free time for Teonaht and show us
some of those pearls of language you've spoiled us with in
other times. :)
> Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an.
> "The gods have retractible claws."
> from _The Gospel of Bastet_
You didn't change your signature either! Though this is
cool enough to last forever as far as I'm concerned. ;)
With a one-time signature:
I san lethar matku=E1qs giadn ta. G=FCftien tadh t=F6m=F6n i b=FCrr v=E1=
"Yes, I can teach you my language. But to do so, I have to speak it!"
(Anonymous prospective informant, in my first day of fieldwork.)