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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 ...