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Re: I have an opinion!

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 1:27
David Peterson wrote:
> No one person can say whether a conjunction has become accepted; it depends > on what most English speakers think. Most English speakers do NOT have > "conlang", "auxlang", "compsci", "polisci", and many not "scifi". Nearly > everyone has "e-mail", and it's already become a verb. Just because some > condensions were formed the same way doesn't mean they have equal billing, > says I.
Still, I don't see the logic in accepting "e-mail" but not "conlang". It would be ridiculous, ESPECIALLY on this list, to use "constructed languages" and "auxiliary languages". Maybe when speaking to people who aren't familiar with the terms. Besides, this whole thing was just out of the blue. It's not like we were in a thread about abbreviations, you just suddenly burst out with a pet peeve of yours, criticizing everyone who uses those abbreviations. Why? -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42