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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 250 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 186 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 131 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 134 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 178 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 193 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 147 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 175 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 130 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 191 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 105 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 143 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 213 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 152 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 1108 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 290 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 187 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 204 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 142 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 242 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 119 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 151 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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