Re: Shadoks (WAS Re: A quick new projec)
|Date:||Monday, March 11, 2002, 8:25|
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From: Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: Shadoks (WAS Re: A quick new projec)
> En réponse à Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>:
> however, the hilarious
> > Shadoks--the
> > best french ornythopumping fiction to date--have four words only,namely
> > the
> > frenchly famous "ga", "bu", "zo" and "meu" (to be pronounced as in
> > french
> > please)
> Yep! /ga/, /by/, /zo/ and /m2/ in X-SAMPA :)) .
> --but then they're the most stupid creatures in the universe
> > too.
> You must be when you have only four memory places in your brains, eachwith one
> of those syllables as label :)) .
In 1920's a Russian linguist Nikolay Marr tried to show that all the words
in all the languages originated from four syllabic proto-phomemes SAL, BER,
YON and ROSH. Was he mocking at the Bolsheviks? (I assume yes, since his
other works don't display traces of idiotism :-))