Criteria for languages?

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Dec 2 04:12:25 CET 2009

Michael Everson scripsit:

> > Native speakers don't need dictionaries for nn vs. nb.
> Yes, they do. I have some here. NB kids have to learn NN in school.  
> There are dictionaries.

I should say, native speakers with the usual level of education.

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This neopostrealist / Rabble?" she groused.
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