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fbharjo commented on the word L'engualish franca
frankly, until it languishes............
May 27, 2012
ruzuzu commented on the word L'engualish franca
... 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 )
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).
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
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