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ruzuzu commented on the word L'engualish franca
I haven't, but it's going on my list of things to read (possibly the only list I haven't posted here).
May 28, 2012
fbharjo commented on the word L'engualish franca
There is little to nothing new under the tongue!
Have you read Ostler's The Last Lingua Franca?
It is a marvelous voyage (audyage?) through recent millenia (or course through the logos of language).
May 27, 2012
... and English ismy mother tongueismy father tongueis a foreign lan lan langlanguagel/anguishanguish...
my mother tongue
my father tongue
is a foreign lan lan lang
--From Discourse on the Logic of Language
by M. NourbeSe Philip
(here's a video of her reading it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=424yF9eqBsE )
frankly, until it languishes............
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