[Ltru] Re: Macrolanguages, countries & orthographies

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Feb 14 23:32:13 CET 2007

Peter Constable scripsit:

> You folk could as readily discuss what parts of the colour space
> "Red" should encompass, but for anyone to suggest that this coded
> symbol in HTML can be used for anything other than #FF0000 would be
> ridiculous. This discussion is starting to strike me as similar to that.

Well, then there is "Red (macrocolor)" and "Red (specific)".
But I, at least, am certainly not proposing making en/eng into a
macrolanguage.  A macrolanguage covering ang, mne, eng, and sco,

John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>             http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
It's like if you meet an really old, really rich guy covered in liver
spots and breathing with an oxygen tank, and you say, "I want to be
rich, too, so I'm going to start walking with a cane and I'm going to
act crotchety and I'm going to get liver disease. --Wil Shipley

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