[Ads-l] Can We Please Stop Using =?Windows-1252?Q?=91Latinx=92=3F_?=Thanx. | by Kurly Tlapoyawa | Human Parts

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 19 14:32:04 EDT 2020


New thread? ChicanX.
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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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