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Monday, March 17, 2003

English Sans French:. "Why stop with Evian, Total gasoline, and the Concorde (just only the Air France flights)? Let's get to the heart of the matter thing: A huge big percentage of the words in modern today's English are of - gasp! - French origin beginnings. What if, as a result of the current diplomatic dispute today's falling out between lands, the French demand ask for their words back? We could all be linguistic hostages captives..." Christian Science Monitor commentary [via walker] [Follow Me Here...]
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In Click Languages, an Echo of the Tongues of the Ancients. A new genetic study underlines the extreme antiquity of a special group of languages that may be part of the ancestral human mother tongue. By Nicholas Wade. [New York Times: Science]
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