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From: "J Y S Czhang" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: Time machine


> In a message dated 07/12/2002 06.40.26 AM, Christophe Grandsire writes:
>
> >[ . . . ] If ever someone manages to invent a time-travelling machine,
> >there's a big chance that the first passenger will be a linguist ;))) .
>
>     Yes. In an ideal world, Christophe, and we all know that this is not
> exactly an ideal world... the tragic/comic gap betwixt theory'n'praxis, ya
> know...
> ("Je ne suis qu'une pute au service du neo-capitalisme." - versin' ;) -
"la
> plane'te des naufragés" ::BiG LiNGua MaNGLiN' GRiN::)
>
> In a message dated 07/12/2002 06.43.48 AM, IJzeren Jan writes:
>
> >He or she will really have a hard time, then. Suppose that the machine
> >will work only once, what language would you elect to visit, then?
> >
> >I might go for Tocharian, but Proto-Indo-European seems rather tempting,
> >too :)
>
> In a message dated 07/12/2002 07.30.39 AM, kesuari writes:
>
> >Bah, I'd like to stick to the future if I've only got one choice.
>
>     Hmm, I, too, "be" intensely more curious about the not-so-near-future
> (let's say a century or two from now - perhaps 2123 CE) - especially in
> regards to newer contact languages, pidgins, creoles, slang, etc.
::crossing
> fingers hoping some sort of mono[technocapi]polistic/mono[pop]cultural
World
> Standard English doesn't take over the world and the human race... rather
> have 10,000 "mutant" Englishes::
>
>     But Tocharian and PIE _most definitely_ come in a tie for my third
choice.
>
> In a message dated 07/12/2002 09.16.22 AM, RoMilly writes:
>
> >Small problem:  exactly _where_ would you have the Time Machine send you?
> >:-)) Better take along an *ekwos just in case you need to relocate......
>
>     ... and a good, multi-purpose tactical *bhl@-to or *bladaz... just in
> case...
>

*bladaz is Germanic, yes?