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OT: (was Re: Historical Linguistics Question)

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Thursday, September 22, 2005, 0:40
On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:34:37 -0700, Jonathan Chang <zhang23@...>
> >on 9/21/05 11:36 AM, R A Brown at ray@CAROLANDRAY.PLUS.COM wrote: > >><...> Using previous >> Portuguese-Vietnamese dictionaries, he wrote a >> Vietnamese-Portuguese-Latin dictionary, which was printed in Rome in >> 1651, using his spelling system. >> >> This BTW explains why the Vietnamese orthography is not a one-to-one >> phonemic mapping - it reflects the pronunciation of the language about 4 >> centuries ago. Still not as bad as English or French whose orthographies >> reflect their languages as spoken some 7 or 8 centuries ago ;-) > >LMAO > >Hehe, ... ::waves to all his colleagues & friends, esp'ly Komrade Yitzik & >Mr. Miller:: > yeah, I am still here on this here List - just havn't been "active"ly >Conlangin' as of this date... > > ... been too busy with writing for (GO THERE & >HAVE FUN & SUPPORT IT if you can/wish) and RealLife caca (health and money, >as usual). My health is poor but stable and I am so poor that I am indebted >to the Poor Church Mice... otherwise I am ok.
I hope the Poor Church Mice gave you a better interest rate than I got. (posted via web interface) -- Jeff
> >-- > >Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger > > > 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... > > >"Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - >title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, >_The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ > > "We use words to understand each other and even, sometimes, > to find each other." - Jose Saramago >=========================================================================