Nobody's Perfect Dept.

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Dec 16 03:18:37 UTC 2006

LOL. Maybe we should follow your innovative lead and all start babbling
syntactically, semantically, and orthographically challenged nonsense.

Tom Zurinskas wrote:
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>  >  For lurkers, a phoneme is the smallest contrastive notional unit of
> sound that may affect meaning in a given language
> This is not a good definition.  I've never seen one with "may" in it.  That
> also means it "may not" as well.  And if it does both, why mentioin it.
> Makes no sense.
> You should clarify what "lurker" means.  As I understand it a lurker is one
> who is reading emails, but has not commented as yet.  It reflects nothing on
> their expertise or intent.
> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL4+
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