s.a.breyer at gmail.com
Sun May 23 12:00:59 EDT 2010
>> Karl: "the art of writing words with the proper letters according to
standard usage" *** For English, this did not occur until the 19th
Not so. English orthography was largely standardized by 1700, although
some of those standards were changed over the next 200 years.
>> Karl: when you cite data that is not online, you need to provide
access for that data that's not online.
Not so. This amounts to a demand that your interlocutors commit
copyright violations which would expose them to substantial penalties in
order to spare you inconvenience.
And by extension it amounts to a rejection of any standard scholarly
reference work. Before posting my first assertion, respecting English
orthography, I checked it against a quick glance at Weales' diplomatic
edition of the plays of William Wycherly. Am I obliged to provide you a
link to an online version, which you can perfectly easily look up for
yourself? And when you find it will you repudiate it because Google
Books provides only a "snippet" view? If I Fedex you my copy will you
complain that it's merely hardcopy and not searchable?
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