[b-hebrew] exodus, dating of linguistics
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat May 29 16:48:00 EDT 2004
It shouldn't be surprising that Californians of the 19th cent would use
English in much the same fashion as those in the east since a good many
Californians of that time were eastern transplants. It would rather be
surprising if they didn't.
On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:19:00 -0700 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 29/05/2004 13:26, Michael Abernathy wrote:
> Oh, I understand. I know of places where a few miles walk in any
> direction results in language differences as great as that between
> UK and France or between the USA and Mexico, i.e. totally different,
> although distantly related, languages. And I know of a language
> in just one village of 2000 people, but which still has four
> dialects spoken in the four quarters of the village. On the other
> I also know of places where essentially the same language was spoken
> over distances of thousands of miles even before any modern
> Indeed the USA itself is a good example, in the late 19th century
> even before the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad if you
> to get picky about modern inventions); certainly there were some
> regional variations, but I suspect that the English of a 19th
> California newspaper would be only slightly different from that of a
> York newspaper, or a London one.
> So, we can't jump to any quick conclusions about language use in
> rael, but we need to look closely at the actual evidence. And Yigal
> has given us some good pointers in that direction.
> Peter Kirk
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> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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