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Re: Stop it all ! It's a case of emergency !

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, April 30, 2004, 19:59
In a message dated 2004:04:29 04:04:55 PM, joe@WANTAGE.COM writes:

>If it's Yellowstone - The most likely place to survive would be around >the opposite side of the world. Or surrounding it. Thus, It'll be the >south pacific. So, maybe Bahasa Indonesia, English, and Tok Pisin will >be the last language to survive...
Don't forget Bislama and Singlish. In this scenario, I think Bahasa Indonesia and Tok Pisin (or some form of English-lexifier pidgin) might be the largest languages. Then they might merge into one interlanguage... --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* Hang Binary,baby...--- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang) <A HREF="">=></A> Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... <A HREF="">NOMAD MANIFESTO</A> by Pierre Joris "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ "WITH MASTS SUNG EARTHWARDS the the sky-wrecks drive. Onto this woodsong you hold fast with your teeth. You are the songfast pennant." - Paul Celan = maeci legosetplex caca plus debri ! prizerva. saalva. ricue. scopé-gomi plus riçyc'l ! = English translation of the above _dzjunk lego_, "junk language": "Fight {Maquis/-machy} Linguistic Waste & Trash! Save, Salvage, Recover, (creatively)Scavenge-Found-Objects & Recycle!"