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relative weirdness (was Re: signal and noise in phonologiesand scripts)

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Friday, December 14, 2001, 6:50
Roger Mills wrote:
> Wasn't it Mark Twain who said (I paraphrase): "When I was 20, > I thought my father was totally ignorant. When I was 40, I was > surprised to see how much he had learned over the years."
I have it on file (source unknown) as: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. -- Anton Sherwood --