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Amusing NATLANG (?) tidbit

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, July 7, 2003, 17:10
    A good friend of mine sent me this lil natlang (Finnish? or what?) tidbit:

> Millaisen parketin valitsisin viisiulotteisen asuntoni neliulotteiseksi >lattiaksi? > >What kind of parquetry would I choose for the four-dimensional floor of >my five-dimensional dwelling?
--- Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ! gw3rraa leg0set kaakaa! ! riis3rvaa, saaIlvaa, riikuu, sk0paa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)