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1. "of" everywhere?
2. Charm City (Baltimore)
3. So much for the transitive form of this verb
4. dubbing
5. RE dubbing (5)
6. "white coffee" (3)
7. RE Re: Annoy those Yankees! (fwd from a student)
8. seeking textbook advice (2)
9. Zen as a Name for All Wisdom
10. RE Re: RE Re: Annoy those Yankees! (fwd from a student)
11. "divide and conquer"
12. Emma Thompson's jaw
13. "of" everywhere
14. High school grammar textbook: summary
15. TV Dialogue standards
16. Tech: Email formats in this list
17. ADS at SAMLA Call for Papers (2)
18. X rated TV, Airline dialogue


Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 23:18:47 -0800
Subject: Re: "of" everywhere?

Au contraire, mon frere! There's nothing "universal" about Esperanto -
unless your definition of the universe is Western Europe.

M. Lynne Murphy responded:

actually, i used to get a lot of news of the esperanto movement in

No one denies that Esperanto is widely spoken about. However, the point of
my comment was that the origin of Esperanto is exclusive to Western European
languages. You won't find a heck of a lot of Chinese morphemes nestled in
its so-called "universal" grammar and lexicon.

Devon Coles