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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,
estel_telcontar@YAHOO.CA writes:

>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" from ad.htm "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 . . ." from Doug