Language attributes- what are they?

Tex Texin tex at
Sun Jan 2 04:34:50 CET 2005

Peter Constable wrote:
> > From: Tex Texin [mailto:tex at]
> > I would agree. But if we are talking about what constitutes language,
> date
> > format can still be considered an element of it.
> I would say, only in the sense that one can make a probabalistic
> inference of date format from a language tag.

Yes, I agree. All interpretation of a document is probablistic isn't it. I
can't guarantee american spelling or grammar in an en-US document either.
People use all sorts of variations, make errors, borrow foreign words and
idioms, or wax poetic.


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