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Lunatic Lovers of Language

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 20, 2004, 6:47
Talk of the books section on reminded me of something
which happened a while ago that I kept on meaning to bring up, but, for
one reason or another, kept on forgetting to bring up.

A few weeks ago, the author of _Lunatic Lovers of Language_ added the
book as a book resource on   I've never read or seen the
book, but from what I remembered from discussion on this list, it seemed
like the book was very negative about language creation, and limited its
scope to only a few philosophical languages that aren't really representative
of what language creation has become.   Based on this, I thought to myself,
"Is she adding her book as a veiled insult to those who view this site, or
what?"   Of course, I haven't read the book, and I'm working on
second-hand information.   I asked Jeffrey Henning about it, and he said that
had gotten a fairly good review on   He suggested I write a
review of it, since the author didn't, but, as I've mentioned already, I
read it.   So I thought I'd let the list know about it, because I know there
people on this list who've read it, and who would be able to give it a proper
review.   Any takers?

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison