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Re: Odd Idea

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Thursday, July 13, 2000, 8:29
On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Jim Grossmann wrote:

> Deliberate invention seems like a more reasonable drive for the developments > you describe. It would be as if someone made fun of speaking in tongues > (shunda) by making it a language game (shunlangdaguage e shungameda) and > then having someone make a secret language that sounded like the language > game so that anyone caught speaking it could claim to be kidding around.
This reminds me of the women in _Native Tongue_ who make up Langlish to hide the fact that they're working on Láadan: when someone catches them at it, they have Langlish to show that they're only playing a silly game. Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself)