Talk:Carl F. Hostetter

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Linguist statusEdit

Should there be a reference to the subject being a Linguist?
If so, how should it be described?
Are there references to tertiary (or other) qualifications?
Or some other training?
It is probably not proper to refer to Hostetter as a “amateur” Linguist, but given that there is a wiki on amateur (or even Amateurism) it would be worthwhile? Shot info 06:48, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I suppose he qualifies as an autodidact. dab () 11:29, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Ah, yes, "Self-taught" would be a better expression. When I have a moment, I will edit the article to include this. Shot info 02:47, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
How do you know whether I am "self-taught" or not? Do you have my academic transcripts?
right, let's face it, we know nothing quotable about CFH until someone writes a biography. We can either take Aelfwine's word, or leave the article as it is. dab () 06:46, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Ok. Sadly I was hoping that Hostetter might be able to _help_ clear things up but alas, it is not the case. Shot info 06:51, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Clear _what_ things up? My profession is given; my work in connection with Tolkien's languages (the only reason I have a Wikipedia entry in the first place) is succinctly and accurately summarized. What exactly is unclear? cfh 11:54, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
See my intention and dab's comments below Shot info 23:47, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
strictly speaking, even if he was willing to help, we couldn't accept his information per Wikipedia:Verifiability. Actually, I think it may be better to redirect this article to Elvish Linguistic Fellowship and have a short section on CHF there. As it is, the article just isn't helpful on its own. dab () 07:45, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Good point and an even better idea. Personally I was hoping that this article would be able to stand on it's own like (say) David Crystal and included in the List of linguists. Shot info 08:21, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

What does the "F" stand forEdit

In Hostetter's name? I believe in the archieves of TolkLang there is mention of "Franklin"? Is anybody actually aware of what it is? Shot info 02:47, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Franklin it is it would seem Shot info 12:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
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