OT Glo'al stops & schizophrenics
|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 20:20|
R A Brown wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> On 1/17/06, tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...> wrote:...
>>> A native speaker of my idiolect would never use these; but would
>>> probably guess what they meant right away.
>> Uhm, isn't "a native speaker of my idiolect" just a very roundabout
>> way of saying "I"? :)
I can think of worse. "A native speaker of the present author's
idiolect", for instance :)
> Thought: Do schizophrenics also have multiple idiolects? That is a
> serious question.
Not if by "schizophrenics" you mean "people who have schizophrenia", for
such people have defects in the perception or expression of reality.
Things like hallucinations, paranoia, disorganised speech, catatonia, a
flat affect and the like. The "split" in "schizophrenia" refers to the
separation between the schizophrenic's reality and the one the recent of
us perceive/interact with.
You probably mean "people who have dissociative identity disorder"
(formerly "multiple personality disorder"). I have no idea.