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Re: Conlang currencies & a bit o' Caos Pidgin ConCulture(was Re: Florin)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 5, 2000, 0:03
In a message dated 2000:09:04 2:42:03 PM, Barry_Garcia@MONTEREY.EDU writes:

>Tagalog/Spanish? Do you mean "Tagalogcized Spanish", "Spanish words used > >in Tagalog", or "Tagalog, Spanish"?
I lil of all of the above.. ::wry grin::... a lotta language switching use to occur. Overall, Caos Pidgin is used by Verdeans who tend to be multilingual, but use Caos Pidgin as their lingua franca & seek to spred its use over the Internet & other _CyberSpazi_ media (ConCulture date: 2068 CE). Verdean _CaosCultura_ - especially their _Soni-Creati_ - is very popular amongst young (& young-at-heart) rebels worldwide (especially in cultures & subcultures opposed to the insidious spread of _Globalista Anglo-Lingo_ and it's close rivals _Spano-Lingo_ & _Sino-Lingo_). Due to the use of CyberMedia & Internet, there are many non-Verdeans who are fluent in Caos Pidgin due to this. Some even have "earned" honorary citizenship - even with diplomatic status in some cases (to protect them from human rights abuses) - for their creative use & spreading of Caos Pidgin and CaosCultura. Thus what was a pidgin is really a creole (having had nearly 100 yrs of use). It is still being called "Caos Pidgin" out of local identity & a sense of historical pride. czHANg "It would be ironic if the answer to Babel were pidgin and not Pentecost." - George Steiner, _After Babel: Aspects of Language & Translation_