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Re: Language Corruption

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 27, 1999, 2:35
On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:48:42 -0500 Kenji Schwarz
<schwarz@...> writes:
>> Tsk, tsk...this all came about because you people are concentrating >on >> sissy languages like Latin and Greek. Study a *real* language, like >> Hebrew, and you won't have these problems! It's chock full of >> idiosyncracies, irregularities, and idioms! Any language where you >can >> arbitrarily ADD or DROP sounds from the ends of words can't be all >that >> regular (oshivah = oshiv, meqimi = meiqim, yehi = yihyeh...). Not >to >> mention idioms....Hebrew even propogates this "vile" >language-corruption >> by spreading idioms to other languages ("skin of my teeth", etc.) >not to >> mention expressions that forment unnatural constructions in innocent >> languages ("song of songs", "holy of holies") !
>Ah, so then would you propose that the alleged Elders of Zion do, in >fact, >exist, but that they're merely disgruntled, deranged conlangers? >Watch >out, NGL group... you have stiff competition! :)
>Kenji Schwarz
I have no idea what an "alleged Elder of Zion" is, but why would they be any more deranged than the norm for conlangers? :) -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]