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, soit
> >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).