[DWJ] Re: Gotten, was Re: DWJ on Bujold
es at historicalfact.com
Thu May 15 16:06:58 EDT 2008
I did a linguistics degree and always had trouble being descriptive
rather than prescriptive about language, and language change. Now I'm
a subeditor, so can be as prescriptive as I like!
On 15 May 2008, at 20:48, Otter Perry wrote:
> ** I'm currently listening to an introductory linguistics course on
> CD, and I had firmly resolved to be more relaxed about changes
> in the language which don't sound "right" to me, but it seems my
> limit of tolerance is very easily reached.
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