Nicholas Bodley scripsit:

> Thanks! I do recall an earlier version of that document. Eric S.
> Raymond, the [esr] in the URL, is an interesting fellow, who might
> be called the philosopher of the Open Source software movement, of
> which GNU/Linux is the best known example.

Some call him the Margaret Mead of it.

> Thank you! This reminds me of "diploid" and "haploid", terms from
> biology.

And now you know what the "H." in "Jesus H. Christ" stands for
(a consequence of the Virgin Birth, naturally). :-)

> It's nice to have a formal higher education;

I didn't have one either.

> Why does Korean never become as complicated as some Hanzi/Kanji?

No reason for it. A syllable has at most five (I think) components,
all of which are basically very simple.

> Thanks, again, John. I expect to learn lots more here with time...

And so say we all.

John Cowan cowan@...
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
--_The Hobbit_