Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 17:33:48 -0500
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: Re: English Dialect Information Exchange
On Mon, 18 Mar 1996, Charlotte Thomas wrote:
If we did take it upon
ourselves to say who could and who could not subscibe to the list
according to the language/dialect they speak, we may be denying that
person the opportunity to learn and contribute, and denying others
the opportunty to learn from them.
Is it Sheffield dialect to write "If we did . . . we may be denying . . ."
rather than "If we did . . . we might be denying . . ."? Or is this example
just a typo?
"Why does anyone believe he ought to speak better than he
can, and so in the end speak far worse than he might?"
Anyway, thanks for the invitation--and for the inclusive nature of the
proposed discussion group!