Necrologue (was Re: Tagging orthographic systems)

From: Edward Cherlin (
Date: Sat Sep 16 2000 - 20:40:28 EDT

At 7:49 AM -0800 9/13/00, John Hudson wrote:
>Otto Stolz wrote:
>One of the criticisms of the Ethnologue raised at the conference, by Ken
>Whistler, I believe, was that it only contains codes for living and
>moribund languages, and that many hundreds of dead languages of interest to
>scholars are unrepresented. Of course, this is not an insurmountable
>problem. It could be addressed by additions to the Ethnologue or a parallel
>database, to which Kamal Mansour offers the name Necrologue.
>John Hudson
>Tiro Typeworks A man was meant to be doubtful about
>Vancouver, BC himself, but undoubting about the truth;
> this has been exactly reversed.
> G.K. Chesterton

Surely he meant Necronomologue.

"I can prove anything you like by whatever means you may require of me,
for the very simple reason that I am a monstrous clever fellow."
Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice, by James Branch Cabell

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