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short CHATter: Re: NATLANG: Scary Document

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Monday, April 7, 2003, 6:57
In a message dated 2003:04:06 03:37:21 AM, the esteemed Eamon
(robertg@KNOLOGY.NET) writes:

>As the wise Hanuman says: "Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, >Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!"
:) WoW!! I am bein' quoted again... --- 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_ = ! gw3rra leg0set kaka! ! riis3rva, saIlva, riikuu, sk0pa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)