Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Without which not -- sine qua non

sine qua non (SY-nee kway NON) noun
An indispensable condition; prerequisite. [Latin sine qua non (without which not).]

"Of course, the mastery of language is not the sine qua non of competence in literacy. But ease in communication in the language shows how one's cognitive abilities have developed."
-- Kenendy Buhere; Proposal to Split TSC Ill-thought; The Kenya Times (Nairobi); Jan 19, 2007.

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