The Derivation Of Moses From Middletown—Metalleus SpecGram Vol CLIII, No 4 Contents An Introduction to Classical Generative Psychology—Peter Racz
Speculative Grammarian is proud to present yet another installment of indeterminate regularity in the Linguistic Anthropologic Monograph Endowment’s Bizarre Grammars of the World Series.

Shhhhhhh! Don’t Tell Anyone

An Anthropological Linguistic Study of the Hallucinogenic Language of the Noyd0

Bizarre Grammars of the World, Vol. 62


Located somewhere in the world, in a large city whose name I really shouldn’t reveal, is a small band of urban nomads who call themselves the Noyd. The Noyd have an interesting ritualistic language which they only use when they partake of certain hallucinogenic substances that they consider to be sacred. They are also very generous when it comes to sharing these sacred substances.

Cultural Background

The Noyd consider their most sacred experience to be the feeling of stepping outside of one’s body, one’s self, one’s community, to join the oneness of the Universe. They call this experience lutenflaflhorganoyd, which means “stepping outside the limits of the Noyd.” For convenience, I will gloss the name for this experience as Para-Noyd.

Linguistic Background

When in the Para-Noyd state, feeling outside themselvesand having partaken of large quantities of their unnamed sacred substance (man, this stuff is great!)the Noyd use a particular and somewhat peculiar ritualistic language. The main distinguishing feature of this language is that it requires the use of many evidentials which are not found in Standard Noyd. The Para-Noyd language seems to require these evidentiality markers because use of the scared substance can also cause feelings of distrust and uncertainty.

Linguistic Data

A few simple glosses should suffice to exemplify the relevant phenomena. But I’m not going to give you any, because I don’t know what you’ll do with them, or do to me. Why are you even here? Go away, man!

Linguistic Analysis

Why should I tell you anything? You’re harshing my analytic mellow, dude!

Tentative Conclusions

More research is necessary to unravel the intricacies of this system. Said research will require more and abundant funding. But you can’t ask where I’m going or what I’m going to do with the money. Just give it to me!

Claude Searsplainpockets Somewhere (I’m not tellin’)

0 This paper was made possible by a LAME grant, but I refuse to tell you which one, and by a very special letter of a very special alphabet, but you aren’t getting anything out of me, narc!

The Derivation Of Moses From Middletown—Metalleus
An Introduction to Classical Generative Psychology—Peter Racz
SpecGram Vol CLIII, No 4 Contents