USAGE: anadewism [was Re: A phonology]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 23:34|
Quoting Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>:
> Yeah, but the acronym actually works if you contract "done it" to
> "dunnit", as I think it was in the original proposal:
> A Natlang's Already Dunnit Except Worse
In English usage, acronyms may as convenient exclude common
words like pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, etc.
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