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22294Re: language change

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  • lynnmaudlin
    Apr 29, 2011
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      I prefer the snowball analogy; my mother tongue would never beat up a defenseless little language in a dark alley!!! ;)

      -- Lynn --


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Darrell A. Martin" <darrellm@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 4/29/2011 12:48 AM, lynnmaudlin wrote:
      > > ESPECIALLY in English, of all things! English, that grand snowball rolling downhill of a language, gathering pebbles and branches and slow animals in its path...! ;)
      > >
      > > -- Lynn --
      >
      > Lynn:
      >
      > It is said that English does not borrow from other languages. It waits
      > for them to go into dark alleys, beats them up, and takes whatever it wants.
      >
      > Darrell
      >
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