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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:07:24 +0200

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 15:56, Dan Davison <address@hidden> wrote:

> Oh, I don't think I agree with that sort of lowest-common-denominator
> linguistic relativism at all! That sort of attitude, combined with
> neutral drift over time will result in a terrible, ugly, language with
> no accuracy or etymological coherency whatsoever!

Not linguistic relativism, but descriptivism against prescriptivism.
I'm firmly in the descriptivist side. I don't think a spoken, live
language can be "ugly", and accuracy and etymological coherency are
two ways of say stagnation.

  Juanma




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