RE: Who is an ESL writer?

Subject: RE: Who is an ESL writer?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>, John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:19:22 -0400

If I cared to pursue that line of thought, I would wonder how many places in the world got their exposure to English before it had picked up so much of its vocabulary from French.

Seems to me that almost any place - that isn't England - had a flavor[u]r of English imported that had already well-and-truly integrated the contribution of William and his gang.

IOW, finding somebody whose brand of English was NOT peppered with French-and-Latin-derived vocabulary would be unlikely. So minimizing such words would leave great gaping holes in what those ESL readers expect, just as it would in what we expect when we read English.

-k

-----Original Message-----
From: Slager Timothy J
Sent: March-28-13 9:08 AM
To: John Allred; Fred Ridder
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Who is an ESL writer?

Fred makes his point well. But by including "words" he shows a penchant for arguing. A shared Indo-European root does not make a word Latin-based. It is silly to imply otherwise.

Lauren might have done well to distinguish between later Latin and that coming through Old or Middle English, but her point is well taken and for the most part good advice.

tims



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References:
Purpose of Tech Comms today: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: Purpose of Tech Comms today: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Who is an ESL writer?: From: Reshma
Re: Who is an ESL writer?: From: Lauren
Re: Who is an ESL writer?: From: John Allred
Re: Who is an ESL writer?: From: Lauren
RE: Who is an ESL writer?: From: Fred Ridder
Re: Who is an ESL writer?: From: John Allred
RE: Who is an ESL writer?: From: Slager Timothy J

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