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#113468 - 10/12/03 03:11 AM New links (to me anyway)
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
The jolly joker from Jakarta (or is that the dashing djinn from djakarta?) sent me a link to a nice little synopsis of the Austronesian language family. From someone else I received a link to a page on the evolution of alphabets. If this last link has been mentioned before, I apologise for not giving credit where due. I am so miserably bereft of self-esteem that I shall scavenge some by requiring any interested in either of the above links to visit my site, in order to inflate its traffic statistics. http://maxqnz.com/References.html_________________________
noho ora mai
#113469 - 10/12/03 09:47 AM Re: New links (to me anyway)
Joshing djinn from Djakarta
#113470 - 10/13/03 01:28 AM Re: New links (to me anyway)
Somehow I feel in need of a tonic.
#113471 - 10/13/03 02:16 AM Re: New links (to me anyway)
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
>Somehow I feel in need of a tonic.
It is a curious fact, and one to which no one knows quite how much importance to attach, that something like 85% of all known worlds in the Galaxy, be they primitive or highly advanced, have invented a drink called jynnan tonnyx, or gee-N'N-T'N-ix, or jinond-o-nicks, or any one of a thousand or more variations on the same phonetic theme. The drinks themselves are not the same, and vary between the Sivolvian "chinanto/mnigs" which is ordinary water server at slightly above room temperature, and the Gagrakackan "tzjin-anthony-ks" which kills cows at a hundred paces; and in fact the one common factor between all of them, beyond the fact that the names sound the same, is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds.
What can be made of this fact? It exists in total isolation. As far as any theory of structural linguistics is concerned it is right off the graph, and yet it persists. Old structural linguists get very angry when young structural linguists go on about it. Young structural linguists get deeply excited about it and stay up late at night convinced that they are very close to something of profound importance, and end up becoming old structural linguists before their time, getting very angry with the young ones. Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy discipline, and a large number of its practitioners spend too many nights drowning their problems in Ouisghian Zodahs.
noho ora mai
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