RE: Joining FoRK?

Joseph S. Barrera III (
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 10:19:47 -0700

> On a linguistic purist note, though, natural
> language evolution always trends towards
> disambiguating, not the other way around.

I don't think that's true. Consider the evolution
of English from its Germanic relatives. English
has managed to drop genders for nouns, and
more recently has dropped the distinctions
between formal-you and informal-you, and
between singular-you and plural-you (except
where y'all / youse is accepted).

- Joe