Sunday, December 11, 2011

N'Ko is an ORTHOGRAPHY

The NYT Magazine has an interesting article by Tina Rosenberg about technology and endangered languages today. It's mostly a good article except for the author's utter inability to distinguish between a writing system and a language. Why oh why don't they run these things by a linguist before publishing them?

2 comments:

Alex Rudnick said...

"Why oh why can't they run article-about-X past a person-knowledgeable-about-X?"

... no time and no incentive, for almost any technical topic X!

Mr. Verb said...

Yeah, that's about right, I fear. But this really isn't a local feature in a mid-sized paper. If the NYT Magazine can't do something that simple ...