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Re: Book Review & a comment on Kélen

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 5:08
Hi, Sylvia!  It's wonderful to see you back!  Good luck on the Ke'len


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From: "Sylvia Sotomayor" <kelen@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 9:26 PM
Subject: Book Review & a comment on Kélen

> Hi all, > > I just finished reading a paperback by John McWhorter called The Power of > Babel. In it, he writes about the sheer variety & diversity of language > while > discussing dialects, language change, dialects, areal linguistics, > dialects, > pidgins, creoles, semi-creoles, dialects, social distinctions, formality > distinctions, written vs oral distinctions, and more about dialects. I > liked > it a lot. > > In reading this, my occasional stray thought that Kélen is actually a > creole > language between human (probably English, or something Western-European) > and > Terjemar-an (the planet) has solidified into fact. So, I can now begin > with > figuring out Kélen's antecedents. I'm fairly sure Terjemaran has tones, > too. > In a couple of years, when I have something solid enough to present > <grin>, > I'll let you know what it looks like. > > -Sylvia > -- > Sylvia Sotomayor > > > > Kélen language info can be found at: > > > This post may contain the following: > á (a-acute) é (e-acute) í (i-acute) > ó (o-acute) ú (u-acute) ñ (n-tilde) > > áe ñarra anmárienne cí áe reharra anmárienne lá; >


Sylvia Sotomayor <kelen@...>