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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 103 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 85 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 50 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 50 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 87 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 86 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 83 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 88 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 57 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 101 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 49 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 57 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 84 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 77 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 482 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 133 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 65 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 80 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 69 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 93 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 51 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 72 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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