Re: OT: Conlangism: 'lect
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 0:23|
In a message dated 1/25/2005 11:13:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>I agree, it's highly unlikely to have found its way into the dictionary
>without wider use... but then I'm surprised I didn't find more examples
>with Google. It can't be blamed on the apostrophe, because I'm pretty
>sure Google ignores punctuation, and I don't think I typed an
>apostrophe when I googled for it. So where are all the other usages?
>Maybe they just haven't found their way on to the internet. Maybe
>they're just buried among unrelated meanings...
When I search for "lect" I get a lot of examples of the abbreviation for
"lecture." Still, I did find some genuine uses of the linguistic term:
"lect - any variety of a language: family lect, village lect, etc"
"An overall grammar can define each subgrammar by indexing for it the
"most-implying" rule (the rule of that lect which is higher than all of the other
rules operative in the lect in question . . ."