[ANSTHRLD] Name Construction Check - Katerinka Lilieva Ikonnikova
jds at randomgang.com
Fri May 20 15:28:20 PDT 2011
It is perhaps also worth pointing out that Paul Wickenden of Thanet
has a newer revision of his dictionary available via the stock clerk
(I believe), not online. What's online is useful, but is inevitably a
bit out of date as compared to the newer revision. Not having looked
at either extensively, that's about the extent of my knowledge. :)
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Melissa Barton <m.alanebarton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Magnus wrote:
> I find your critique of Paul Wickenden of Thanet quite disrespectful.
>> He is a friend and has worked tirelessly for years on SCA research to
>> our gratitude.
> With all respect, my lord, I did not see Adelaide criticize Paul Wickenden
> of Thanet; she pointed out some issues with specific *articles* he wrote,
> likely with the best information that was available to him at the time, and
> she did so courteously and without judgement of him as a person. This is
> exactly the kind of discussion of source documentation I regularly see in
> OSCAR commentary.
> If we cannot acknowledge that sometimes information becomes out of date as
> we learn more--no matter whether the person who originally wrote the article
> is a professional scholar, well-known in the SCA, or a complete nobody--how
> can our knowledge progress? Should she instead have avoided pointing out
> potential pitfalls in using the article to support that particular name,
> simply because the author is well-known?
> Certainly had I authored the article, I would want people to use it
> critically and acknowledge its errors, not simply assume that I must be
> correct or worse, pretend I am correct for social reasons.
> (Apologies for not using titles, as I do not know either yours or
> In service,
> Leonor Ruiz
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