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Written By: Youki on January 13, 2009 1 Comment

Contemporary linguistic theory hypothesizes that linguistic objects and rules within a speaker’s native language (NL) undergo a process called fossilization in which linguistic items, rules, and subsystems tend to retain elements… hah hah, tricked you!  latest xkcd:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and because I don’t remember the C&H reference:

 

 

 

 

 

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