[LMB] Vernacular

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Feb 22 13:20:18 GMT 2020



> On Feb 21, 2020, at 11:15 PM, Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> If I were to speak like my persona, I would either be speaking whatever dialect an Alexandrian Roman of 100 AD spoke at home, a Shu-nu-shi nomad woman would speak wandering around in her region, or a London-born woman of middle class in 1580. None of that includes calling a telephone a far speaker, or an automobile a wain, or any other fairspeakism used to sound cutely period. I tell people that they are simply hearing me speak their language not mine.

We see lots of words moving to other languages which are just copied.   For instance there is an advantage in English speakers to learn programming languages that use English words.


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