A lump of coal to the authors

The following sentence appeared in a paper in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences USA this year. The names of the authors have been withheld to protect the guilty. The following is an exact quote

These languages were selected because they provide contrasts of transparent vs. opaque orthographies with alphabetic vs. logographic writing systems, which map into monomorphemic and monosyllabic words vs. morphologically complex and multisyllabic words, having concatenated linear morphology vs. nonconcatenated nonlinear morphology, with visually simple vs. complex print, which map into tonal vs. nontonal spoken forms.

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