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

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, November 19, 2001, 6:41
In a message dated 18.11.2001 01:07:35 PM, dungeonmaster@ALMARAN.NET writes:

>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
>We only use "miereneter" (ant eater).
::noddin':: Yep, it is after actually soberly examining English's oddball ways (i.e. the above-mentioned Dutch coopt-ation) that I have come to really like my stepmother tongue English. OBCONLANG: Lego is just as magpie-ish as English, but with a different syntax [VSO, semi-analytical/isolating//semi-agglutinating] and phonology/phonemic orthography (I am workin' on a more streamlined Lego phonology presently, bein' unhappy with what clunky-ish, cluggish ones I have tried so far). czHANg