Mongolian greetings

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Sep 12 19:35:42 UTC 2002

On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 12:53:26PM -0500, Matthew Gordon wrote:

> I wonder if Jesse and other lexicographers might comment on
>some of the citations in Barry's recent Mongolian post as to
>whether they qualify as uses of the words in English and
>therefore potentially as candidates for inclusion in the OED
>or other dictionaries. (Forgive my limited understanding of
>the criteria for inclusion.) I gather that these decisions
>are not always easy to make, and I thought Barry's post
>offered a nice sample of challenging cases.

I think I can't say much more than my message on this subject
of April 9 (titled "Re: Thanks to lexicographers," for those
searching at home). The list Matt quoted leans pretty far
to the not-English side of things, as far as I'm concerned,

Jesse Sheidlower

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