H. C. G. von Jagemann
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That the weather clerk really makes the weather probably none but infants believe, but that language is made by compilers of dictionaries and grammars is a conception not confined to the young or ignorant.
H. C. G. von Jagemann, German linguist, speech, 1899
Posted on June 15, 1998 at 3:17 PM