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Re: CHAT: Ebonic Xmass

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Saturday, January 15, 2000, 11:29
> In any case, isn't this list about constructed languages? What relevance > did abrigon's doggerel have to language construction?
My bet is that Abrigon posted it as a linguistic curiostiy, and was not aware of true nature of the content. In that sense it was not that off-topic by Conlang standards. I recall Eddie (college teacher of French & German, jovial, jester, one eye, not on the list any more) posting some wonderful renditions of some verse or other into IIRC some redneck-type dialect.
> All it has done as far as I can see is to stir up splits in the list - great!
Yes & no. It's nice to see so many people expressing decent sentiments. After all, after all these years we are not just a group of people gathered to talk about conlangs; we're a group of chums gathered to talk about conlangs. --And.