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Re: Uusisuom (phonemic????)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, April 22, 2001, 16:28
And Rosta scripsit:

> Brevity and clarity. "<a>" is shorter than "the letter 'a'" and clearer > than simply "'a'", which could refer to a concept type, concept token, > word type, word token, morpheme, phoneme or phone, and often will not be > sufficiently clarified from context (as I can vouch for from numerous > undergraduate essays).
Oh, well, undergraduates! Can't expect THEM to get anything right! :-) -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter