[Ads-l] Can We Please Stop Using =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=98Latinx=E2=80=99=3F_?=Thanx. | by Kurly Tlapoyawa | Human Parts

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 19 17:27:42 EDT 2020


We don't need "alumnx" because we have "alum."  So how about "Lat" for
"Latinx"?

Are those crickets I hear?

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 4:43 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > New thread? ChicanX.
>
> Because Chican at s aren't Latin at s?
>
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 2:32 PM Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > New thread? ChicanX.
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> > Subject: Re: Can We Please Stop Using ‘Latinx’? Thanx. | by Kurly
> > Tlapoyawa | Human Parts
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> >               =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=98Latinx=E2=80=99=3F_?=Thanx. | by Kurly
> >               Tlapoyawa | Human Parts
> >
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> >
> > >  what Mill called the etymological fallacy.
> >
> > A perennial top favorite among language engineers and word-lovers.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 1:55 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > With respect to Sali, it should be stressed that (as he notes) the
> point
> > of
> > > the Medium piece linked to is not at all connected with that of the ADS
> > > thread. The former is an objection to the "Latin" part of "Latinx" on
> > > etymological grounds, not to the "x" part, which was the focus of the
> ADS
> > > thread. (Nobody in that thread was discussing attitudes toward "Latino"
> > and
> > > "Latina", just attitudes toward "Latinx".)  Indeed, the subhead notes
> the
> > > importance of gender inclusivity. Whether Tlapoyawa's objection to the
> > > "Latin-" forms is well-taken or not depends on your attitude toward
> what
> > > Mill called the etymological fallacy.
> > >
> > > LH
> > >
> > > On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:14 PM Salikoko S. Mufwene <
> mufw at uchicago.edu>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I find this Medium article so relevant to the discussion yesterday
> > about
> > > > "Latinx," though its focus is not the same as that on the ADS List.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://humanparts.medium.com/can-we-please-stop-using-latinx-thanx-423ac92a87dc
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