[LMB] The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Of All Time

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Fri Oct 15 13:35:28 BST 2021

Add The Languages of Pao for languages designed to produce certain types of populations.

William A Wenrich

  *    A sinner, utterly dependent on God’s grace.

From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Of All Time

And the H. Beam Piper story "Omnilingual" turns on a question of
language---and some languages' universality.

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 9:08 PM B Van Look <vanlook19 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 10:05 AM Jean Lamb <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:
> > I respectfully disagree--Suzette Haden Elgin wrote Native Tongue and
> other
> > stories about feminism and languages, and then the Ozark trilogy written
> in
> > High Appalachian. (she had a PhD in linguistics. Like the Patrician of
> > Ankh-Morpork, she majored in languages).
> >
> And her LiveJournal account (ozarque), before the Alzheimer's/dementia set
> in, was FASCINATING. Not just about her books and about language, either.
> She'd talk about the process of eldering, and she documented her own
> end-of-full functionality until she couldn't anymore.
> BJ
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