Subject: Re: English in NetBSD (Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/mklocale)
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/2003 11:59:02
On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 04:28:36PM +0200, Reinier Jonker wrote:
> They are, in fact, the only correct spellings. American is nothing more 
> than a regional variety. IMHO, the standard spelling and grammar for an 
> international project should always adhere to British Standard English.

  Reinier, you seem to take the old-fashioned view that language is
  always on decline, so it is desirable to privilege older, "original"
  forms over the new. Thus American is a mere "regional variety" while
  British English is "the Standard." Is your intention different?

> It 
> doesn't seem logical to me, since 'and' effectively replaces the comma. 
> (Actually, it's the other way round. In Latin, where no comma exists, 
> "and" was placed between all members of the list)

  I think that I see where you're coming from, now....


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