Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 11:16:57 EST From: Wayne Glowka 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 >with)? >Wait, wait, wait! Could it possibly be History of the English Language? >Dennis Preston 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] BITNET Address: Wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]USCN