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 inDutch.
>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.
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).