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Re: aardvarkism (was Re: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2001, 13:07
> >And there's nothing wrong with having a category with only one member; it > >happens frequently in biology. There's nothing much like an aardvark, so
> >has a whole order all to itself.
And linquistically, aardvark is also something of an oddball in english, with that double vowel. Silly detail: although the word aardvark comes from (middle) Dutch, through Afrikaans, it is not a word currently used in Dutch. We only use "miereneter" (ant eater). Maarten