A warning to linguists from Milton   Recently updated!

1608-1674 englischer Dichter. ( Paradise Lost ). CDV-Foto 5,5 x 8,3 cm, nach einem Gemälde, herausgegeben von Faed Nr.1706.

The other day I came across this marvelous quote. With a wink and a smile, I offer this to my linguist friends. Of Education, by John Milton

1608-1674 englischer Dichter. ( Paradise Lost ). CDV-Foto 5,5 x 8,3 cm, nach einem Gemälde, herausgegeben von Faed Nr.1706.

1608-1674 englischer Dichter. ( Paradise Lost ). CDV-Foto 5,5 x 8,3 cm, nach einem Gemälde, herausgegeben von Faed Nr.1706.

Language is but the Instrument conveying to us things usefull to be known. And though a Linguist should pride himself to have all the Tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet, if he have not studied the solid things in them as well as the Words & Lexicons, he were nothing so much to be esteem’d a learned man, as any Yeoman or Tradesman competently wise in his Mother Dialect only.

 

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