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Re: [BKARTS] strange typo in recent books from Latin America



What Romance languages and where?  I read extensively in Spanish, French,
Italian, and Catalan, and to a lesser degree in Galician, Portuguese, and
Occitan.  I read Romanian and Sardinian much less often, and Rhaeto-Romance
not at all.  Admittedly, my readings are confined to scholarly articles and
books except in French and Spanish (I like to read their newspapers to keep
up with non-US points of view; Le Figaro is my favorite).   

Are we inhabiting different dimensions or just reading totally different
books and journals?  I am a linguist--not a polyglot--so I would have 
noticed such a weirdness in any of my readings.

Scott Catledge, PhD, STD
Professor Emeritus (ret.)
history & languages 

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Most important, the "at" symbol has been used by several Romance languages
for this very purpose for a number of decades, long predating computer
culture. What does this new use have to do with "PC madness," exactly? It's
unclear to me...


On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Martin Wheeler <mwheeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2008, Linde Brocato wrote:
>
>> it's a decent solution to the
>> gender issue in Spanish
>
> No, it isn't.
>
> a) there is no "issue" about gender in Spanish (although certain
> mentalities may wish to foster the idea that one exists, for reasons
> best known to themselves);
>
> b) it's unpronounceable.
>
> Let's hope that this ridiculous example of PC madness dies a quiet death.
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