Re: Language Change
|From:||daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 11, 2000, 14:08|
> > > I don't think the taboo lasts for alot more than one
> > > generation...if not they tell their kids "Never, ever
> > > say these words: Eve, Ed, Bill, Eric, Anne, Alain,
> > > Roland, Marcus, ...
> > Why would they? If no one uses those words, the kids never
> > hear them, they won't learn them and probably won't go around and
> > say them. Unless they spontaneously come up with new
> > words just for fun and one of them happens to be
> > a taboo word. Which is kinda unlikely.
> If another language has borrowed them before, and these two languages
> have alot of contact, the words may easily sooner or later come back. In a
> modified form, probably, but ...
Yes, I realize that now. And there seem to be lots
of other reasons as well, which has been shown in