Orthographic reform as a national priority, an ADS responsibility

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 15 07:42:02 UTC 2012


TZ wrote: <<<lingua franca>>>

WG: <<<Which dialect is going to be used as (the basis of) the lingua

WB: Which dialect is important? All of them! The function of prescriptivism
is to annihilate dialect variation, as effected by usage panels (a.k.a.
dialect death panels). The Occupy ADS-List movement encourages the
self-recording of dialect variation by enlightening the Anglologue
community of the value of an IPA-based orthography. Dialect variation must
be validated and self-recorded, not proscribed and made an object of

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