Africaans; Borges; OCP (81)

Tue, 21 Mar 89 17:55:53 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 749. Tuesday, 21 Mar 1989.

(1) Date: Mon, 20 Mar 89 23:02 PST (9 lines)
From: Robert Kirsner (213)825-3955 <IDT1RSK@OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Africaans?

(2) Date: Tue, 21 Mar 89 12:29 CDT (12 lines)
Subject: Borges' List

(3) Date: Tue, 21 Mar 89 10:35:50 EST (35 lines)
Subject: OCP

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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 89 23:02 PST
From: Robert Kirsner (213)825-3955 <IDT1RSK@OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Africaans?

There is someone who has developed IBM software for elementary Afrikaans
at Brigham Young University. J. du Plessis. Depending on your machine,
it works either vry fst ooorrr vvveeerrryyy slllooowwly. but Jacques
probably has the bugs out of it by now.

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Date: Tue, 21 Mar 89 12:29 CDT
Subject: Borges' List

The list "from a Chinese Encyclopedia" is given in "The Analytical
Language of John Wilkins", in *Other Inquisitions 1927-52* (Univ of Texas
Press 1964), pp.101-5. Borges gives a reference via "Dr.Franz Kuhn" to
the *Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge*.
Lists like this are discussed (I think: I haven't been able to check
my memory) in Jack Goody's Domestication of the Savage Mind, and perhaps
in Walter Ong.
Regards, Stephen Clark
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Date: Tue, 21 Mar 89 10:35:50 EST

I am puzzled by Daniel Ridings comments on Micro-OCP and
his not getting any response from OUP. I have just checked our
sales records and our files: no one of that name has either
purchased a copy of the PC version from us
nor written to us with any
queries about the same. It occurs to me that Mr Ridings
may have confused the PC version of the software with the
mainframe version. If he is a user of the mainframe version
he will have written to OUCS who distribute and support it, and
not to us.

All queries on the PC version should be addressed in the first
instance to Mrs Anne Yates, Customer Support, Oxford Electronic
Publishing, OUP, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP (or via email

I would appreciate it then if Mr Ridings could supply details of
when and to whom he addressed his enquiry, and from whom he
purchased his copy of the software.

We aim to answer all user queries as promptly as possible, but
can't really be held responsible for material not reaching
us in the first place!

Ruth Glynn

P.S. I have only recently joined Humanist, hence why I have
not previously been able to contribute to discussions. I
missed therefore the correspondence and discussion of OCP.