SOTA watch: "ancestors" for "descendants" again?

David Bergdahl dlbrgdhl at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 2 15:26:01 UTC 2008

Anyone can publish a Webster's dictionary because Noah's heirs did not
secure the copyright--see Mencken's discussion in *The American Language*.

> >So what makes it Websters?  I suppose the spelling.  The
> >pronunciation guide is different than above, with a long line macron
> >over the long vowels and the short vowels having no diacritics.
> >(...)
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> The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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