Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Listen to Languages

From:Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>
Date:Sunday, August 13, 2006, 0:46
on 8/12/06 3:58 PM, Adam Walker at carrajena@YAHOO.COM wrote:

> --- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote: > > >> Well, thank (the) [Gg]od(s) for crazy religious >> people and their zeal to >> spread their gospel. A whole lot of linguistic work >> would never have gotten >> done otherwise. And we get nifty websites like that >> one. :) > > Hrm. I don't exactly enjoy being called crazy, > because of my religious beliefs. This isn't exactly > the place for expressing anti-Christian bigotry.
I think Mark was being humourous and using the word "crazy" in an admiring, even "affectionate" fashion... basically thankful for the zeal with which these good Christian folk do their work. The possible and potential socio-cultural impact on a culture is another story altogether and I won't go into that here, just point it out. No Crown, no Cross...