PoS & heretics (was: Cases and Prepositions (amongst others))
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 20, 2000, 4:50|
At 5:22 pm +0000 19/6/00, Oskar Gudlaugsson wrote:
>Ray Brown wrote:
>>This is one reason that I, personally, do not like the idea of
>>part-of-speech notation in an conIAL; it seems to me that one is forcing a
>>particular speech pattern - essentially Latin-based - onto something I feel
>>would be better with the flexibility of English & Chinese.
>><end of soap-box>
>Like to see you write that.
>This'd be utter blasphemy on a certain list
>we're acquainted with ;)
I know - I've been flamed for saying that. I guess the burning of heretics
still persists on that list.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]