Wednesday, August 31, 2005

English is...

Too much I want to blog at the moment and not enough time. So I'll go with this, from Essentialist Explanations, which is a site that
comprises a list of 736 "essentialist explanations" of the form "Language X is essentially language Y under conditions Z". I have edited some entries for uniformity, clarity, or good English. The entries are grouped for convenience rather than correctness. In particular, fictional languages belonging to actual language families are grouped with their natural language relatives.

My favorite description of English I've seen so far is by Peter Bleackley: "Inglish iz issenshali a langwidje dhat, wen rittun fonetkli, iz ilejibul tu netiv spikerz."

via ANSAXNET via Langaugehat.



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