Anagrams and Phonetic Wordplay

Erik Seldeslachts erik.seldeslachts at RUG.AC.BE
Tue Dec 9 11:19:12 UTC 1997

JR Gardner wrote:
> I seem to vaguely remember a study on wordplay and anagrams--possibily
> even phonetic ones--in Vedic lit.  Does anyone know of such an entity?
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> John Robert Gardner      Obermann Center
> School of Religion         for Advanced Studies
> University of Iowa       University of Iowa
> 319-335-2164             319-335-4034
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> It is ludicrous to consider language as anything other
> than that of which it is the transformation.

Dear Professor Gardner,

The following article may be interesting to you:
CHRISTOL, Alain, Un verlan Indo-Iranien ? LALIES, Actes des sessions
de linguistique et de litterature V,1987, p.57-64.

Erik Seldeslachts
Universiteit Gent
Gent,    Belgium
erik.seldeslachts at

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