[NTLK] Re Lord G

From: dotline7 <dotline7_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun Sep 02 2007 - 18:07:10 EDT

BRAVO, if I may say so. I am not professional in linguistics but I worked 25
years in a scientific group trying to solve basic scientific problems within
medical biosciences. As technically interested I observed development of
very high-tech machines and computers. After some years at work I came to
conclusion that the fist limit in development is our educated brain. Brain
is an empty book. Only we can fill it in by education. By brain I mean
ability to control thoughts (everything starts with thoughts), ability to
connect 2 facts together, ability to find the right conclusion or result,
and ability to write it down and ability to plan. At this point, to use a
local dialect is not possible. Here we need precision in though and word
used. Our students had a lot of problems with it, being offer for education
mentioned below. Beside all this I found that software created is not enough
logic and consequent.

BTW Logic of Newton software, consequence, simplicity and ability to avoid
logical mistakes puts it on the top of every software ever made. Also, the
interface is clear and simple.

On 9/2/07 10:49 PM, "Lord Groundhog" <LordGroundhog@gmail.com> wrote:

> ~~~ On 2007/09/02 14:17, dotline7 at dotline7@gmail.com wrote ~~~
>> Thanks a lot. It is like you say.
>> Being more private I can confirm all this and tell you that I was in the
>> same situation when one Scotsman talked to me and I didn't understand a
>> word, I got very nervous, but his wife, to easy the situation, translated it
>> for me.
>> I rise the question. As we know, good God has created languages to confuse
>> and divide us! Are we not confusion ourselves MORE and MORE by having the
>> rules you speak about? I would like to ask other question. Is it not a
>> matter of politeness and good taste to speak understandable language, not a
>> local one, especially officially. Some time ago, a student, who could not
>> speak properly would not dare to ask a question. Now, it is the professor
>> who is embarrassed by the fact that he, the professor, doesn't know the
>> dialect. New times. But where are we going?
>> BTW. Is these facts and other problems within the education systems make
>> that Apple cannot reinvent new "Newton like" software. Best example is HWR.
>> Graffiti is a joke?
>> John
> Dear John,
> Briefly, it may be a matter of politeness and good taste as you say, but the
> last 30 or so years has seen a gradual swing from a "social" concept of
> language to an individualistic concept, and in connection with this a
> gradual swing in education from emphasizing "prescriptive" grammar (how a
> languaged ought to be spoken) to "descriptive" grammar (how it actually is
> spoken, mistakes and all). The first is illustrated by some of the trends I
> mentioned in my earlier post, including the changes in the BBC's requirement
> on "RP" instead of regional accents, although the BBC still requires
> broadcasters, especially news readers, to use a prescribed list of
> pronunciations especially for foreign names and place-names. By contrast to
> the BBC, in much of society it is now a matter of politeness and good taste
> not to insist upon the proper use of English, let alone do anything so crass
> as to comment upon someone's linguistic misuse. Even here in England,
> except in academic circles there is a very informal, even "loose" approach
> to spoken (and sometimes written) English. I won't even mention the
> tendency of some otherwise well-educated people to include profane and
> obscene words in their speech instead of selecing the correct word to or
> expression of their meaning.

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