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  • Tomas Mac an Chrosain
    I totally agree with you, Rod. You said it better than I could have. I had the same reaction when I saw Edo Nyland s webpages. ... eGroups.com home:
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      I totally agree with you, Rod. You said it better than I could have. I
      had the same reaction when I saw Edo Nyland's webpages.
      --- Tom

      McDonald, Rod wrote:
      >
      > The man appears to be a religious nutter. Most of what he argues is
      > unverifiable, he is unable to identify the supposed linguists with whom he
      > shares a point of view: "However, there are still some linguists who know
      > the truth, but who these individuals are is kept secret. "
      >
      > The derivations he provides are totally implausible - he is suggesting that
      > every item of every language in the world is the result of a mysterious
      > secret lodge of grammarians who have been keeping alive the wisdom of
      > ancient religious scholars, rather like the rosicrucians in Eco's Foucault's
      > Pendulum. His derivations also defy basic logic. Furthermore, his theory
      > has no capacity to deal with the fact that language is a social activity,
      > and as such cannot be steered by some mysterious unnamed enlightened
      > individuals. Sorry folks - the truth ain't out there at Edo Nyland's web
      > page.
      >
      > Rod
      >

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