Dave Cross wrote: The language spoken by the droogs in 'A Clockwork Orange'. Isn't it a pidgin mix of Russian and English?
On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Simon Wistow wrote: Dave Cross wrote: The language spoken by the droogs in 'A Clockwork Orange'. Isn't it a pidgin mix of Russian and English? It is a mix of schoolboy slang (from soem school that Burgess went to, cos I sure didn't speak like that at school, probably one of those public shcools or summit), ryhming slang (not cockney), misc slang from all over the place, malay malay slang, olde english and pidgin russian. see (the horribly laid out and currently being redesigned) http://droogs.org/lit/ for some interesting links on ACO, Nadsat and Artificial languages. A. -- A HREF = "http://termisoc.org/~betty" Betty @ termisoc.org /A "As a youngster Fred fought sea battles on the village pond using a complex system of signals he devised that was later adopted by the Royal Navy. " (this email has nothing to do with any organisation except me)
Isn't it a pidgin mix of Russian and English? And possibly some welsh... The welsh word "drwg" (pronounced the english way is "droog") and means 'Bad, naughty, evil, wicked' etc.
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 11:47:44AM +, Redvers Davies wrote: And possibly some welsh... The welsh word "drwg" (pronounced the english way is "droog") and means 'Bad, naughty, evil, wicked' etc. Anthony Burgess spoke fluent Welsh (his first wife was Welsh), so I'd have thought that was quite likely. .robin. -- Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!
On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 04:51:38PM +, Aaron Trevena wrote: On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Andy Wardley wrote: On Jan 15, 4:24pm, Robin Houston wrote: Lingua::Romana::Perligata :-) Conway-san, your programming challenge for this week is: Lingua::Nihon::Perldes (but with an English - Japanese translation interface for those of us who didn't last out the Japanese classes) does lingua::nadsat exist yet? or anything along those lines? Never mind all that. Does anyone speak enough (I think) Klingon to understand what the status of the Lingua::tlhIngan::yIghun module is (see http://yetanother.org/damian/projects.html)??? dha -- David H. Adler - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.panix.com/~dha/ I drink to my coming cirrhosis... - Charles Aznavour