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Re: [Bug-wget] other hosts default

From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] other hosts default
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:51:03 -0400

kalle <address@hidden> writes:
> This e-mail is written in simplified experimental phonetical english. 
> For remarks on understandibility you are welcome to give feedback to the 
> author. And : I hope you aren't too annoyed.

> from dhe info-dokiument abawt "wget" y anderstud, dhat with dhe 
> riikersiv (recursive) optshn it shud alsow dawnlowd al links to adha 
> hosts. naw y jast red dhe FAQ and dher id iz sed, dhat dhis iz not dhe 
> keis by difoot.

What is the question?  As you state it, the document says that with
"recursive", wget will download links to other hosts, and which means,
of course, that the default behavior of wget (that is, without any
options) is not to do so.

In regard to phonetical English:  A characteristic of the traditional
Boston (Mass., US -- where I live) dialects of English is that "er" at
the end of words is pronounced without any "r" effect, which is in
marked contrast to Standard American English.  And I notice that you
have written "other" in that way:  "adha".  (Assuming that "dh" is used
for "edh" (voiced dental fricative).)

Which leads to the major problem with phonetic transcriptions, they
reflect the dialect of the speaker.  Languages with broad usage tend to
have more uniformity in their formal written form then their spoken
forms.  (Arabic and Chinese show this effect particularly strongly,
where the spoken versions aren't even mutually understandable.)


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