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Re: some spoilers: language and THE DAVINCI CODE

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Thursday, June 5, 2003, 10:06
In a message dated 2003:06:04 02:22:48 PM, draqonfayir@JUNO.COM writes:

>On Wed, 4 Jun 2003 01:50:49 EDT J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> writes: >> In a message dated 2003:06:03 05:41:17 PM, a.rosta@LYCOS.CO.UK >> writes: >> >Your comments aren't really filling me with a burning desire to >> >read this book, Sally. :) > > >> ROTFLMAOSHIHLH ouch that's rich... *gigglespasm!* "Caution: >> the conlang email list may be dangerous to your reading, TV and movie
>> habits..." >> --- >> Hanuman Zhang (aka "Z") >- > >Not necessarily!
I did write: "Caution: the conlang email list __may__ be dangerous to your reading, TV and movie watching habits..." In a message dated 2003:06:04 03:21:25 PM, a.rosta writes:
>I wish and wish the exchange of positive and negative word-of-mouth >played a greater role in our culture. Going by the recommendations from >like-minded people seems to be the only solution to the problem of how >to find stuff that's worth reading/seeing and how not to waste time and >spiritual energy on stuff that isn't.
I agree wholeheartedly.
>The only problem is, if I took the advice of conlangers then I would have >the awful experience of trying to read Heliconia (as I did) & I would >not see The Matrix (tho ideally I would like to have been advised to >fast-forward to the last quarter of an hour).
LMAO. I tend to follow the recommendations of a subset of conlangers - and most know who they are (big hint to the few clueless ones in this select subset [*boink-boink!* on their brain-cases]: the ones I sometimes "hit" or even "deluge" with off-list email ;) --- Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist ;) & lingua-mang(a)leer "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension." - Ezra Pound "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars --- 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_ = ! gw3rraa leg0set kaakaa! ! riis3rvaa, saaIlvaa, riikuu, sk0paa-g0mii aen riizijkl0! = (Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!)