[geeks] Vocabulary and grammar
Micah R Ledbetter
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Thu Apr 12 23:18:33 CDT 2007
On Apr 12, 2007, at 19:03, Brian Dunbar wrote:
> Micah R Ledbetter wrote:
>> Well, OK, but what I was trying to communicate - that it is a poor
>> measure of education, intelligence, language usability, etc - still
>> stands. The number of dependent clauses is not a good metric for
>> In fact, there is no way to compare one dialect to another common and
>> determine which one is better or smarter (or ...), because there
>> is no
>> such thing as a "better" language or dialect.
>> - Micah
> I understand that comparing grade level material separated by a
> is a poor way to compare education, intelligence and so on.
> Is there a better one?
*Linguistically*, no. Everything else mentioned in this thread -
those seem like a pretty good way to measure those things to me :).
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