PimsleurApproach language courses
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 17:35|
In a message dated 2003:11:11 07:51:09 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>A goose down landing and anxiety disappears. You're in a far-off land,
>but things don't seem so distant. You've planned well. Confidence is on
>your side when you speak the language. Take me to my hotel, please…Thanks.
>A room service call later and you're relaxing in bed, sipping a glass of
>wine and watching the annual street fair on the local news.
>Today is for jetlag, then tomorrow that important meeting. That street
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>way, until you saunter through a market's door. Chocolate, cheese, and
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>conversation. You listen, laugh, chat – a variety of subjects – but when
>jetlag starts to set in, you decide it's probably time to get some sleep.
>Your Big Day's today. You graciously receive everyone in their own language
>and engage them with a few of the jokes you learned the night before. Their
>laughter is your signal to begin. Your proposal resonates well with all.
>You could've translated it, but why? They learn those business terms in
>English, anyway. But you would have been hard-pressed to ease the tension
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--- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* ---
Hanuman "Stitch" 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_
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