Swiss german, spoken
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Sun Jun 12 02:11:51 CEST 2005
Michael Everson scripsit:
> At 00:30 +0100 2005-06-12, Debbie Garside wrote:
> >I was not commenting on the particular tag request itself... just the
> >principle of allocating tags to "written" and "spoken"...
> Ys, but that is bollocks. Every language can be written.
Every language can be *transcribed in writing*, but only some have
*written forms*, more or less distinct in grammar and lexis from their
spoken analogues. The distinction is not a nugatory one.
But the next day there came no dawn, John Cowan
and the Grey Company passed on into the jcowan at reutershealth.com
darkness of the Storm of Mordor and were http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
lost to mortal sight; but the Dead http://reutershealth.com
followed them. --"The Passing of the Grey Company"
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