Got a Doubt ! Wanting for your Help ! Plz make it ASAP !
robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 13:51:06 CET 2013
On 2013-11-27 08:31, Antoon Pardon wrote:
> Op 27-11-13 09:19, Chris Angelico schreef:
>> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Antoon Pardon
>> <antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be> wrote:
>>> However that second sentence doesn't make much sense to me. Modern
>>> languages contain a subset that is called the standard language. This
>>> is the subset that is generally taught. Especially to those for whom
>>> the language is foreign. So when you define a specific language to
>>> use on an international forum, it is strongly suggested that people
>>> limit themselves to the standard subset and don't use dialects since
>>> "dialect" AFAIU means it is outside this standard.
>> Do you mean standard British English, standard American English,
>> standard Australian English, or some other?
> Does that significantly matter or are you just looking for details
> you can use to disagree? As far as I understand the overlap between
> standard British English and standard American English is so large
> that it doesn't really matter for those who had to learn the language.
> Likewise for the overlap with standard Australian English.
Since the original usage that you are complaining about is "standard" Indian
English, yes, it does significantly matter.
 To the extent that there is such a thing as a "standard" form of any
language. Which there isn't, but I will grant you your premise for the time being.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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