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DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Mon May 25 21:11:14 EDT 1998
At 07:31 PM 5/25/98 EDT, S.Palaniappa wrote:
>The hyper-corrective behavior Krishnamurti mentions can be expected from a
>person with literacy in Sanskrit and comparative/historical linguistic
This is not correct. It is the illiterate person who is afraid that
he is pronouncing a word wrongly that tries to hypercorrect.
For example a street vendor selling limes
calling 'darbhakAyalu' instead of 'dabbakayalu'.
Sometimes even the learned fall into the hypercorrection trap but
more often it is the unlearned and illiterate.
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