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Re: Language Identification?

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, November 17, 2003, 20:45
In a message dated 2003:11:17 04:28:59 AM, isaacp@UKR.NET quoteth & writes:

>> There is an IAL called Slovio, which according to its creators should >be immediately understandable to all Slavs. > >Which in fact is *not* immediately understandable and sounds ugly for a >person like me (L1 - Russian, L1.5 - Ukrainian).
LMAO! Yuri, my polyglot fiend-friend (L1 - Ukrainian, L2 - Russian, L3 - Yiddish, L4 -Italian... ack!... L38 - Vietnamese, L39 - Hmong... and counting!!!), informs me that he once was semi-fluent in Slovio ["My brain is not big enough to waste on it."]! And he says Slovio sounds like: >drunken, nasal-as-hell Kalingrad Russian grudgingly grumbled - and slurred >beyond all recognition - with mouth sores, bleeding gums and > a case of wheezing sniffles.
> An ass-ugly language if there ever was to be one!
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