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Re: Shadoks (WAS Re: A quick new projec)

From:Y.Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Monday, March 11, 2002, 8:25
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From: Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
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,
> > 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, each
with 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 :-))
> Christophe.
Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~