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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 crisp. -- John Cowan I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin