RE: This message will self-destruct

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 13:33:10 -0700 (PDT)

Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:

> Depends on the language. Ancient Japanese is still fairly intelligible to
> modern day Japanese, for example.

Sure, and spoken Icelandic has changed even less. Ideogram scripts
hold the record here: I think Chinese holds the record here.

But it still doesn't help you if there are no monkeys left, or
anything which has a remote interest in the old cruft.