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In a message dated 3/19/02 05.03.51 PM, Christian ([log in to unmask]) writes:

>If anything, this survey shows us how freaky some people's sense of
>aesthetics is.  /tT/?  /t_j/?  /1/?  How could anyone possibly like
>that?  ;-)

    LMAO

>Next thing you know, someone mentions uvulars and retroflexes...  ::shudder::

    HEY there! Whats wrong with a _few_ retroflexes, i.e. /t'/ /d'/ /l'/ !!!

>On the other hand, disliking /Z/, /n/, /m/, /l/ or /a/, /e/, /i/
>should count as a crime against humanity.  =P
>
>Just listen to them... /Zinamel/... doesn't that sound like an
>angel's soothing whisper?

    Oh yep!!!  ::jumpin' up&down in glee::  to contrast with the deviltry of
sibilant fricatives }:}   ;)  *gigglefit*


Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng}=> Xanumaan Dja:xng /'hanuma~n  dZa'hN/

~~

"...So what is life for? Life is for beauty and substance and sound and
colour; and even those are often forbidden by law [socio-cultural
conventions]. . . . Why not be free and live your own life? Why follow other
people's rules and live to please others?..." ~Lieh-Tzu/Liezi, Taoist Sage
(c. 450- c. 375 BCE)

_Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione._ <from Latin> = "Art is the
imitation of Nature in her manner of operation." It turns out that Chaos is
nature's creativity: "The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled
up at random." ~ Heraclitus, c. 500 BCE

~~ jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou ~~
<from Japanese> = lit. "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious
artform")