Principles of Operation (was: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REQUEST FORM,
cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jan 30 16:51:14 CET 2008
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> The Registry does not say that 'gem' indicates "all varieties of German"
> or that it does not. It says: "Description: Germanic (other)".
With the "(other)" destined to go away.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org http://ccil.org/~cowan
"The exception proves the rule." Dimbulbs think: "Your counterexample proves
my theory." Latin students think "'Probat' means 'tests': the exception puts
the rule to the proof." But legal historians know it means "Evidence for an
exception is evidence of the existence of a rule in cases not excepted from."
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