Re: Language Change
|From:||Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 10, 2000, 13:01|
> > 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.
> / Daniel
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 ...