--- In email@example.com, "Stewart Wilson" <stewart@...> wrote:
> But Steve _you_ called it 'bastard French' ... if purity is moot,
> what else did you mean?
Guys, this one is not arguable: linguistically speaking, all languages
are worth the same and all dialects of a language are worth the same.
Not because I say so but because it's a truism in linguistics. So
let's move on, please... We don't need to reinvent the wheel or start
feuds. By the way, Steve mentioned this truism in his post, and his
original "bastard" comment was in obvious self-jest. I don't think
I've ever spoken of a self-jest, but I attribute it to the Raravian
dialect. I hope some fool doesn't "quote the Internet" on this!
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