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some stewpid questions

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 11:27
First, who here became a conlanger of sorts in childhood by making up words? (I
used to annoy my piano teacher by referring to the treble clef as a "tref" --
which is incidentally very similar to the word in Hebrew for a non-kosher food

Second, does anyone here have a fascination with reading/writing things
backwards? I'm asking because I've come up with inspirations for words by just
writing things backwards, in English or otherwise. Or I'd discover things like
"think" being *kniht, and _cniht_ is "boy" in Old English isn't it?

Now I'm back to working on a comparison of Dolgopolsky's Nostratic to Bomhard's.
But the website with the Pokorny IE database has been down for weeks and it's
really p!ssing me off....



Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>