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--- John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Paul Bennett scripsit:
>
> > For example, I am willing to bet that this entire
> email message could be
> > translated into any natlang, living or dead, and
> it could be readily
> > understood by any person reasonably fluent in that
> language.
>
> Provided it had the necessary modern vocabulary:
> there's no word for
> "email" or "hominid" or "chimp" in Hittite.


Why not?  Latin has epistulae fulguralis.

--gary