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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 19 14:45:47 EDT 2020


An alternative to "Chicanx" is "Xicanx," as I mentioned in a May 2016
thread about "Latinx" and related "-x" forms.

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2016-May/142579.html


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 2:32 PM Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> New thread? ChicanX.
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> Tlapoyawa | Human Parts
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>               Tlapoyawa | Human Parts
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> >  what Mill called the etymological fallacy.
>
> A perennial top favorite among language engineers and word-lovers.
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> On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 1:55 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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> > 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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