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Re: [OT] The stigma of schema
- From: Bob DuCharme <email@example.com>
- To: Uche Ogbuji <firstname.lastname@example.org>, XML DEV <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 13:59:28 -0400
Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> But all that aside, my argument for "schema", "schemata" go beyond respect
> for the original language: it includes respect for English.
> Newspeak in Orwell's 1984 is not just about efforts to
> place political codes into speech
As a matter of fact, Orwell is the reason that I prefer "schemas" to
"schemata." From his "Politics and the English Language"
"Bad writers, and especially scientific, political and sociological writers,
are nearly always haunted by the notion that
Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones."
I like to think that this applies to pluralizing suffixes as well as to
Bob DuCharme www.snee.com/bob <bob@
snee.com> "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy
spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii