[Foundation-l] 1.3 billion of humans don't have Wikipedia in their native...

WJhonson at aol.com WJhonson at aol.com
Sun May 22 17:13:19 UTC 2011

In a message dated 5/22/2011 9:53:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
lists at caseybrown.org writes:

> Indeed, it doesn't mean that necessarily.  However, your analogy
> doesn't apply in this situation and Nikola was right.  Many of the
> Chinese languages share a common writing system and only differ in the
> way the language is spoken.

You're missing my point.
All the Latin languages "share a common writing system" and "only differ in 
the way the language is spoken".

Address the point that the "words" within the system have the same semantic 
*meaning* and are formed with the same syntactic rules.

If Bo Dow Kah means "your dog is dead" in one language or dialect, but Bo 
Dow Kah means "your mother is pretty" in another, than the fact that the 
spelling is the same, has no relevance to the issue at hand.

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