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#146218 - 08/10/05 04:49 PM Language Preservation Project  
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Here's an article about a project to collect and preserve information regarding dying languages.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-08-10-languages_x.htm


#146219 - 08/10/05 06:40 PM Re: Language Preservation Project  
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Is the Queen's English amongst them?


#146220 - 08/10/05 11:30 PM Re: Language Preservation Project  
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*rimshot*


#146221 - 08/10/05 11:41 PM Re: Language Preservation Project  
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*rimshot*

Or predictable prescriptivist whining. He didn't specify which Queen's English he thought should be preserved, or why. Is EIIR's English better than ER's, or VR's, or even AR's?


#146222 - 08/10/05 11:47 PM Re: Language Preservation Project  
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Or even Queen Lili'uokalani.


#146223 - 08/11/05 03:50 AM The Invisible Committees  
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It is a little-known fact that the members of this board are divided up into committees by Anu, each in charge of a particular facet of our community life. As the chair of the Committee on Predictable Prescriptivist Whining, I make every effort to faithfully discharge the duties of my office.


#146224 - 08/11/05 09:33 AM Re: The Invisible Committees  
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And as chairman of the Committee on Knee-Jerk Descriptivist Over-reaction it is my job to defend even the most egregious examples of attempts to sabotage the Integrity of the Language.


#146225 - 08/11/05 11:44 AM Re: The Invisible Committees  
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this too shall pass
and as long as we're opening up in this unscharacteristic fashion, I am the Temporary Subaldermanic-underchairman of the Title XXXVII Abscondent Subcommittee for the Preservation of Obsolete and Archaic Glossomachical Verbiage; first meeting pending.


#146226 - 08/11/05 12:18 PM Re: The Invisible Committees  
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Faldage sez: it is my job to defend even the most egregious examples of attempts to sabotage the Integrity of the Language.

And the chair of PPW replies: and you make every effort to faithfully discharge the duties of (your) office.



#146227 - 08/11/05 12:44 PM Re: picking nits  
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to faithfully discharge

Since when do prescriptivists split infinitives, good sir?


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