weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Mon Dec 14 16:20:56 GMT 2009
OK, I see your point. A cautionary word never goes amiss, though.
On 14 Kev 2009, at 16:12, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 14 Dec 2009, at 16:04, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>> The danger, as I see it, Michael, is to apply rules too rigidly to
>> the language (which was one of my major objections to KK - not that
>> there is any comparison, let me add. From my viewpoint, KK
>> deprived the language of life and character: to use Peter Pool's
>> description, robotic). We mustn't fall into the same trap. A few
>> foibles and irregularities allow a language to breathe; to have
>> vibrancy and life. Don't misunderstand me - KS hasn't got to
>> anywhere near that stage. Basically, it's great (although I have
>> one or two small misgivings) but we must be careful to ensure that
>> we don;t go down the wrong path.
> My stars, Craig, this has nothing to do with rigidity. It has to do
> with the pronunciation of the graph <ssy> in some positions.
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