Subject: Re: Maintaining Minority Languages ( was Re: A small survey (if you have  couple of minutes))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 23:37:40 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.forth
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* Erik Naggum
> If you neither learn it nor know it, what business do you have commenting
> on it at all?

* Erann Gat
> I believe that people have the right to make statements about things even
> if they aren't authorities.

  Fine with me, but you are not arguing against what I said, which was not
  about "authority", but about learning and knowing a language before you
  speak about it.  Again, you shirk away from what I say to argue for your
  own arguments in a void.  I wonder who you think you are folling.

  Your comments all turn out to be shallow, prejudiced, and _personal_
  experiences, with absolutely no claim to universalizability.  An old
  saying among statisticians is that "from a single data point, you can
  extrapolate in any direction".  You do that.  It is, frankly, annoying.