At 2:08 pm -0400 2/10/00, The Gray Wizard wrote:
>I say that Mark was somewhat controversial in that he was a professional
>linguist with very strongly held opinions
..which made a refreshing change to Chomskyan orthodoxy ;)
>and seemed to rub and be rubbed in
>all the wrong ways while interacting with the list members. However, I had
>several rather long off-list correspondences
I did also.
>with him before he disappeared
>off the face of the internet and found him to be an extremely interesting
...and very helpful, also.
We were even on Auxlang together at one time :)
But Mark quitted that arena before I did IIRC.
>I have no idea what has become of him. Has anyone else?
Yes, does anyone know what's become of him?
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]