[MGSA-L] The Greeks had a word for it … until now, as language is deluged by English terms

Artemis Leontis aleontis at umich.edu
Sun Jan 31 18:26:32 PST 2021


The term has a racial specificity that sends out a peculiar warning signal.
The author, a linguist, surely knows the history of the term.

Artemis

On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 7:53 PM John Maas <xaxatat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wikipedia is always a good jumping off point.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creole_language
>
> “A creole language,[2][3][4] or simply creole, is a stable natural
> language that develops from the simplifying and mixing of different
> languages into a new one within a fairly brief period of time: often, a
> pidgin evolved into a full-fledged language."
>
> It may be what Professor Babiniotis is worried about.
>
>
> John.
>
> On Jan 31, 2021, at 5:48 PM, Grigoris Argeros <grigoris.argeros at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> I wondered why he specifically chose Creole as opposed to another term.
>
> Grigoris
>
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 5:31 PM John Maas <xaxatat at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I assumed it was creole with a lower case c. Patois might have been a
>> better choice.
>>
>> John
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>> On Jan 31, 2021, 5:18 PM -0500, Neni Panourgia <np255 at columbia.edu>,
>> wrote:
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>> I wondered about that, too...
>>
>> np/
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>>  On 1/31/2021 4:00 PM, Chris Williams wrote:
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>> What is meant by 'Creole' in this piece?
>>
>> Chris
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>> is deluged by English terms
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>> https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/31/the-greeks-had-a-word-for-it-until-now-as-language-is-deluged-by-english-terms
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