Re: [ADS-L] saving the world

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Dec 5 01:09:57 UTC 2006

In a message dated 12/4/06 7:39:01 PM, boris at TERRACOM.NET writes:

> One other comment,
> please this is only an observation not an attack in general I agree with
> the criticism of the linguistics, it seems that not being a linguistic
> prescriptivist does not preclude one being a prescriptivist elsewhere.

I ceertainly agree. The number of negatives in the foregoing sentence make it
a bit hard to follow. The valuation of clarity is not a lingjuistic notion,
but it is nevertheless a prescriptive one. (Using "nevertheless" in its
traditional sense.)

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