Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 2, 1999, 4:12|
Sally Caves scripsit:
> No wonder Navajo was made the code language for the military.
Yup. Difficult to learn, practically no one outside the U.S. can
speak it fluently, and it is borrowing-resistant like German,
so there isn't even a hope of guessing at the content by using
loanwords -- there are hardly any loanwords to guess at.
Oh yes: the accent of a non-native speaker is instantly obvious,
because the native accent is rather unvaried and extremely
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