Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 11:16:57 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Gullah Bible
I have a Krio (Sierra Leone) New Testament (United Bible Societies, 1985)
which is also very well done and might make an interesting contrastive
exercise with selected passages from a Gullah version.
What in the hell is HEL (and why is the bible such a good thing to teach it
Wait, wait, wait! Could it possibly be History of the English Language?
You obviously have never been a member of HEL-L, which was hellish for the
one week I subscribed. Like Dryden reading _The Iliad_, I felt too old for
all that passion in regard to non-gender-specific singular pronouns, words
like "huperdaughter" (=human - man; person - son; and son = daughter), the
difference between a chair you sit on and a chair you dump on (or a head
you dump on and a head you--well--dump on), and other things too explosive
and engaging for an amateur as opposed to a warrior.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu
BITNET Address: Wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]USCN