Add Likely Subtags first step
Mark Davis ☕️
mark at macchiato.com
Mon Jan 26 20:23:31 CET 2015
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:42 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:
> >> 'oxendict' looks too much like a dictionary of oxen, or the diction
> >> of oxen. I realize "oxen" is how the town of Oxford got its name, but
> >> language tagging isn't supposed to be a lesson in etymology.
> > Well, yes. But now it's you who are arguing from the form of the
> > subtag to its meaning. In any case, 'oxdict' would not suggest oxen to
> > me.
> I was actually trying to argue, slightly humorously, that the form was
> mildly distracting. I don't think we will ever actually try to tag the
> diction of oxen.
> I'm fine with 'oxdict'.
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | http://ewellic.org
In my dialect of English, the t is essentially silent, which gives an
unfortunate pronunciation ;-)
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
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