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The same syllable meant "face", "bare", and "shiny"! It's a good example of website design, too.

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Someday I will create a ur-proto-language with no words less than three syllables, that is the most logical way to equate all languages in my mind. This language group lost these syllables, that language group lost those, viola.


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Of course Taa was written with click letters and IPA symbols. That's the way they write it.

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I once read something that basically called all linguists Nazis, over the so-called Afro-Asiatic languages, whose claim to unity, the author claims, is from the work of "Proto-Nazi linguists" who wished to prove their racist attitude of "inferior races" by saying that the Jewish and "Negroid" races are related.


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I found this the other day and it made my head hurt. They even drag in the Lemnos Stele ... OMG!

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That is absolutely hilarious.


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Hilarious, but .


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exceptional individual appears to have written a whole string of... interesting...reviews of grammar books. As far as I can make out, he apparently thinks the perfect tenses in English are wrong. As in, always. :? To quote a couple blokes in IRC: "that is the weirdest kind of grammar correction I have seen", and "it's not one I've heard before but it sound exactly like the sort of thing prescriptivists would typically do".

(P.S. please don't reply to him-- I already posted comments to two of his reviews, and I don't want him to be ganged up on.)

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...but the really weird thing is that he's doing it to grammar books.

I mean I can sort of get complaining about it regarding other books, in the bizarre but still sane misunderstanding that this was something that was officially "wrong" according to grammarians. But this guy is actually reading every single grammar book and language guide he can find and complaining that they are all wrong about grammar. How? What? But?

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Surely at this point he qualifies as some sort of conspiracy theorist. I almost applaud the man for the levels of devotion it must take to read book after book and marvel at the neverending errors. I mean, there is a sufficiently large word count n, and it's not even that large, for which any published English work will be wrong according to this rule of his. As in, every single book in the adult section of a library. Either he never stepped in one, or this is quite a conspiracy indeed...


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There were a couple where he said like "actually this one's fine", but I can't work out what criteria he's using. I caught something about requiring a context, but it didn't really make sense.


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It sounds like he thinks the only perfect is the pluperfect.

Perfects are hard to describe, but the weird thing is that he doesn't seem to object to the present perfect. E.g.

John has arrived.

From his remarks, he has no problem with this. And yet what does he think the past tense of this expression would be?

The point being, if he thinks the only valid past perfect is the pluperfect, then what he really doesn't understand is the present perfect.


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Quackery either way.

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This is old, but a connection between Indians (?) and Norse people:
(the weird stuff starts at post #12).

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