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On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 05:42 , Bill Spight wrote:
> Humans select among their linguistic options every
But they don't select for them. They are available options. Like items
on a shelf in a store.
I'm not saying language is static. But mere dynamism is not evolution.
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