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Re: OT<?>: Linguist Heros was Re: No pronoun, no article

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 19:07
Garth Wallace sikyal:

> JS Bangs wrote: > > > > I read a book a while ago about a preternaturally gifted linguist who used > > his skills to learn an alien language and deliver Earth from the alien > > oppression. The title now eludes me, though. > > Not sure, but the hero of the movie "Stargate" is a linguist. He learns > how to communicate with the slave-humans on the distant planet by the > usual movie-linguist "point-and-speak" method (apparently, the language > of the slaves is somehow only slightly different from ancient Egyptian). > > I don't recommend seeing it, BTW. It's pretty awful. Pretty effects though.
It wasn't that bad, but its linguistics were at about the same level as Star Trek physics. That's not the book I'm thinking of, though, because I finally found it: Way of the Pilgrim. Read a review: Barry Malzberg evidently liked it, which is odd because I thought it pretty mediocre. -- Jesse S. Bangs Jesus asked them, "Who do you say that I am?" And they answered, "You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the kerygma in which we find the ultimate meaning of our interpersonal relationship." And Jesus said, "What?"