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translation needed

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 20, 1999, 19:28
Hey guys,

I posted a request to <sci.lang.japan> to clarify my translation, and I
received proof that idiotas are alive and well. Read on...

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Eicher <ceicher@...>
Newsgroups: sci.lang.japan
Sent: 20 October 1999 04:38
Subject: Re: translation needed

> In article <7uiajo$1ue7$1@...>, "Fabian" says... > > > >The artificial languages mailing list invents and discusses human (and > >sometimes alien) languages. Esperanto, Klingon, and Tolkein's Elvish are
> >most famous examples of such languages. Some of these invented languages
> >created out of whole cloth; others are created by taking parts from
> >languages. For example, one invented language is based on Japanese yamato > >kotoba root words, with the sounds modified based on a hypothetical
> >vocal tract, and then re-interpreted using Arabic morphology! > > <otaku rant warning> > > Jesus F. Christ! I thought I'd heard every variation of otaku-ism, but
> takes the cake. I would like to point out that there are REAL languages
that are
> in sad need of study because they are going extinct, but instead, you
idiots are
> sitting around analysing KLINGON and ELVISH. > > I recently read a paper about a linguist studying the last two users of of
> dying American Indian language. One man, who understood the written
> but not the spoken one, was blind. The other could understand the spoken > language, but not the written, but he was deaf. The language cannot be
> or studied, but if only ONE linguist had discovered the endangered status
> this language before the two men became old and handicapped, the language
> not have died such an ignoble death. > > If only some of the energy you expend discussing these fictional languages
> be harnessed for something useful! But no, you would rather study
something that
> doesn't even exist. I cannot even feel pity for someone who wastes their
life so
> frivolously. >