Re: Gerold Firl and ethnographic data

Bryant (
28 Sep 1996 08:02:24 -0600

In article <52h7j5$>,
Daniel Maltz <> wrote:
>Since neither Gerold nor Bryant seem to understand my point about
>the inadequacy of Elman Service's _Profiles in Ethnology_ as an
>authoritative source, I will make one attempt to explain myself.

Disagreeing does not constitute misunderstanding, you arrogant twit.

>For several years now, Gerold Firl has been posting a variety of
>theoretical arguments, supposedly rooted in ethnographic data.

I was simply making the point that if you ask for a reference and get
one, you don't have a lot to whine about, so long as it covers the topic.

If you have counter-references, post them. All I see you doing here is
saying "not good enough" as if that were a substantive objection to
points made.