From: Dave Frightens Me on 20 Jul 2006 17:20
On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 07:39:27 -0500, barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>Not really - purely on the basis of English and a couple of half-known
>Romance languages, I can pretty well understand the first Esperanto
>sentence I managed to find on the Web just now:
>La Akademio de Esperanto estas sendependa lingva institucio, kies tasko
>estas konservi kaj protekti la fundamentajn principojn de la lingvo
>Esperanto kaj kontroli gian evoluon.
>(The Academy of Esperanto is an independent linguistic institution, whose
>task is to conserve and protect the fundamental principles of the
>Esperanto language and control its evolution.)
They chose 'kaj' for 'and'? What language does that come from?
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From: Dave Frightens Me on 20 Jul 2006 17:22
On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 09:07:17 -0700, "EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)"
>> On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:58:41 +0200, Dave Frightens Me
>> <deepfreudmoors(a)eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
>>>On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 04:15:12 GMT, carolea7(a)comcast.net (Carole Allen)
>>>>On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 08:39:24 +0200, Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com>
>>>>>I don't know who the Aspergers are.
>>>>Individuals with AS can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the
>>>>disorder can range from mild to severe. Persons with AS show marked
>>>>deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or
>>>>changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and
>>>>may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a
>>>>great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and
>>>>very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper
>>>>body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and
>>>>sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods,
>>>>and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see.
>>>>It's important to remember that the person with AS perceives the world
>>>>very differently. Therefore, many behaviors that seem odd or unusual
>>>>are due to those neurological differences and not the result of
>>>>intentional rudeness or bad behavior, and most certainly not the
>>>>result of "improper parenting".
>>>>By definition, those with AS have a normal IQ and many individuals
>>>>(although not all), exhibit exceptional skill or talent in a specific
>>>>area. Because of their high degree of functionality and their naivet,
>>>>those with AS are often viewed as eccentric or odd and can easily
>>>>become victims of teasing and bullying. While language development
>>>>seems, on the surface, normal, individuals with AS often have deficits
>>>>in pragmatics and prosody. Vocabularies may be extraordinarily rich
>>>>and some children sound like "little professors." However, persons
>>>>with AS can be extremely literal and have difficulty using language in
>>>>a social context.
>>>Damn, he's a textbook case.
>> A whole bookshelf of them.
>Actually, he fits the description so well, I feel guilty
>about baiting him! If it's an illness, the poor man can't
>help it, so perhaps we should be urging him to seek
I have damn well be trying to get him to do that!
As he apparently can't help himself, what else is there left to do?
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From: JohnT on 20 Jul 2006 17:31
"EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)" <evgmsop(a)earthlink.net> wrote in message
> Your're crawling out onto another shaky limb, Mixi - why not stop talking
> about things you know nothing about?
Pigs might fly!
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 20 Jul 2006 21:27
The Reid wrote:
> Following up to Carole Allen
>>By definition, those with AS have a normal IQ and many individuals
>>(although not all), exhibit exceptional skill or talent in a specific
>>area. Because of their high degree of functionality and their naivet,
> there was an autistic chap on the radio who could speak 10
> languages and recite pie to 2000 places but didnt know left from
I can relate to that! ;-)
From: dgs on 21 Jul 2006 00:51
> As I have explained again, and again, and again, the symptoms of a
> cold come from the immune response to the virus, not the virus itself.
So? Who cares, you tedious long-winded dipshit? What does this have to
do with traveling to or in Europe?