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RE: [OT] The stigma of schema

A standard technique for identifying members of 
communities is to create a dictionary of the 
terms which emerge naturally from the process 
of communication about domain-specific topics. 
Some of these terms are adapted and modified 
from other vocabularies showing both lexical 
and semantic drift.  Languages are natural 
organisms which is why for some disciplines, 
dead languages are used even though use of these 
languages creates barriers and costs to use 
and acquisition of information. Latin liturgies 
are the an often cited example along with the 
King James Version of the Bible complete with 
translation inaccuracies and political transformations.

It isn't dangerous.  It is how language evolves 
and part of the control of community interaction.

As Y'all Mayest Spake....


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Britt, James [mailto:James.Britt@pegs.com]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com]

> I see this as a real threat.  And it does seem that the computer
> revolution has dangerous tendencies towards Newspeak.

Agreed, and it's double-plus ungood.