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Re: [ontolog-forum] (OT) German

To: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Stavros Macrakis" <macrakis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:33:32 -0500
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On Jan 15, 2008 2:59 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> That's interesting.  Do you have a copy of that review:    (01)

Not a formal review.  She's a friend and I forwarded your email to her.    (02)

> A book that covers the history of all the major languages of the
> world is almost certain to contain numerous points that could be
> challenged by specialists in any of the areas.  On the other hand,
> those specialists have never even attempted to attempted to address
> issues of why some languages have spread rapidly while others have
> died out.    (03)

Though I certainly agree that the general question is interesting, I'd
hope that a synthetic view would be founded on the findings of the
regional specialists. She suggests    (04)

   Charles-Edwards, T.,
   "Language and society among the insular Celts AD 400-1000,"
   in The Celtic World, ed. M.J. Green (London, 1995), 703-36    (05)

           -s    (06)

(*)  The specialists seem to prefer "English" to "Anglo-Saxon".    (07)

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