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Re: Anti-Chomsky Insults (was: ? how would you classify this language ?)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Sunday, September 19, 2004, 16:30
Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2004, at 2:42 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
--otherwise all
> > languages would have the same word order (at least, according to some > > linguists). > > > > Don't they???? (Signed, Noam) :-)))))))
Hey! That wasn't an insult, just a mild poking of fun........(I need to revive and popularize my emoticon for "elephantine humor"-- was it )O~ or /O~ ??)
> > Noam Chomsky's first name is generally pronounced /no:m/, right? (as > opposed to other "Noam"s where the /a/ is pronounced). > > So i was wondering, do any of his ideological/theory-disagreeing > opponents call him "the Gnome" /no:m/ as an insult? ;-) >
I've mostly heard (and use) ['no(w)@m], with [nom] as a casual or fast-speech variant. I've never heard him called Gnome (he's hardly gnome-like in person IMO), but then there's the famous Nim Chimpsky..... (And the famous radical Gwr scholar Chang Shi Noq Ang (2659-2701 p.m.), who also held that all languages were, at bottom, the same.)