[Ads-l] on the origins of the (muttly [not in OED]) English language

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 18 16:19:18 UTC 2015


Well, one more comment -- I like "This muttly vocabulary" ... particularly since (am I correct?) McWhorter has constructed an adverb.  To convey a sense of action?


Joel
      From: Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM>
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I don't know how much to trust this article, but it was fascinating:
https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages

                         
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