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On Tuesday 28 January 2003 10:14 pm, Danny Wier wrote:
> From: "Tristan" <[log in to unmask]>
>
> > Okay, maybe the rule is 'Anything you can think up, some natlang out
> > there's already thought of and done it ten-times worse or ten natlangs
> > have thought it up and done it much the same as you'. Or maybe they're
> > just pre-historic languages. Who knows, maybe the Japanese invent a time
> > machine and go back in time and spread their language and Pre-Nostratic
> > is really some deviant form of Japanese?
>
> I doubt it. All languages, including the English we're speaking, were
> invented by language elves in Tbilisi, don't ya know!? :P

        Au contraire. All the world's langauges (with the possible exception of
Chinese) descend from Basque (formerly known as Saharan). And Benedictine
monks were responsible for creating all the languages of Western Europe (with
the natural exception of Basque) by manipulating Basque words into
unrecognizable shapes. So unrecognizable, in fact, that only one man has ever
managed to decode it. Those tricky, tricky monks!
        http://www.islandnet.com/~edonon/linguist.htm
        :Peter