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Re: THEORY: Rate of language change

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, July 12, 2002, 3:55
In a message dated 07/10/2002 07.50.06 PM, trwier@UCHICAGO.EDU writes:

>(The very notion of a universal rate of language change is dubious in >its own right, as some languages seem to change very quickly -- >creoles, for example -- while others, such as Icelandic, change more >slowly.)
Ah, then my conlang _creolego_ is somewhat naturalistic in that regard ::rueful [cha]grin:: Hanuman Zhang, 3-Toed-Sloth-Style Typist... humble, slow, methodical & a survivor "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- jack kerouac {1922-69} -------------------------------------------------- "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