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Wow! Those names are a blast from the past!


On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I was just wondering today when the first time was that "ANADEW" was
> mentioned on Conlang-L, and I dug up the message below from antediluvian
> times.
>
> Regards
> Carsten
>
> On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 14:12:52 -0500, H. S. Teoh <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> >On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 07:45:40PM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> >> I dunno if we ever made an official name for the law that says that for
> >> any feature you can think up for a conlang, no matter how freaky, there
> >> is at least one natlang that's already doing it, except ten times worse.
> >
> >Hmm. I've yet to find a natlang with a case system that resembles
> >Ebisedian's. Not that I doubt it, just that I haven't found any yet.
> >
> >> If not, we should give it a shortish name for easy reference.
> >[snip]
> >
> >How about ANADEW? A Natlang's Already Dunnit Except Worse. :-)
> >
> >
> >T
> >
> >--
> >People say I'm indecisive, but I'm not sure about that. -- YHL, CONLANG
>