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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.
Markus again:
> 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 this thread. Daniel