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Do you actually know what influence Latin had on the spoken language? Somehow I doubt it.

Orthodoxy says that English was influenced not just by Anglo-Saxon but also by the Norse/Danish and Scandinavian invasions.

Harper admits his is a work of assertion. He fails to describe the 'orthodox' positins accurately and sets up strawmen. He doesn't even bother to tackle the real linguistic arguments.

The experience of England after Roman rule collapsed was unique, and Harper glosses over this.

A lot of 'musts', strawmen and assertions and ignoring the work that has actually been done on the history of the English language may convince those that know nothing about the subjects Harper covers, but those that do know anything about them will realise how fragile his arguments are.

Doug

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AOM: Inertia 176 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 132 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 102 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 96 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 142 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 153 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 114 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 132 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 89 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 150 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 77 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 111 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 185 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 106 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 792 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 210 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 131 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 163 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 101 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 174 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 84 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 109 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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