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I found out that NYT drops the hyphen regarding "nontechnical", "nonempirical", and "nonhuman".

I couldn't find out what the NYT does with "non-linguistic" and "non-Bayesian", though; I assume that "non-Bayesian" needs a hyphen, since it would just be weird and awkward with the capital "B" and everything.

So that leaves "non-linguistic"; what to do?

Thanks so much and sorry to bother you guys!

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Hi, Andrew,

I assume that "non-Bayesian" needs a hyphen, since it would just be weird and awkward with the capital "B" and everything.

I agree with you.

As regards the other word, most dictionaries have an entry for "nonlinguistic," so I'd do away with the hyphen if I were you.

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