Re: Boontling 'lingo'

David A. Kaye (
8 Dec 1996 18:21:18 -0800

Mark Pritchard wrote the quoted material below:
" Okay, smarty, what's the difference between a "lingo" and a
" creole, a patois, and a dialect? (I'm cross-posting this to
" sci.anthropology in hopes of a real answer, no disrepect
" meant to Kaye.)

I may be in error here, but I believe a lingo is a system of words
purposely created (or at least purposely used) to confuse people outside
the circle of people using it. I think a dialect is an unintentional
regional variation on a standard language, and that a patois is a subset
of a dialect.

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