[Spellyans] Shall we vote on diacritics just now?
A. J. Trim
ajtrim at msn.com
Mon Jan 31 21:57:33 GMT 2011
No, we may need more discussion here, before we vote. You have posed two
different questions in one. The two answers may be the same or different.
Andrew J. Trim
From: Eddie Climo
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 7:08 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: [Spellyans] Shall we vote on diacritics just now?
On 2011 Gen 31, at 18:44, Michael Everson wrote:
> Perhaps you would care to ratchet down your tone of opprobrium.
No opprobrium there, Michael; I did no more than pass on the concern from
one of our (alleged) members. Happily, it turned out to be illusory.
I am sorry that you imagine opprobriom where none is intended.
> And perhaps Jed would like to retract his claim on C24.
Indeed, that might be appropriate for Jed to do; but we should bear in mind
Mark Twain's words of advice on this sort of issue, bearing in mind that he
was speaking tongue in cheek:
> Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
Are we yet ready, fellow Spellyansoryon, to consider a consensual rewording
of the KS formal spec vis à vis the precise rôle recommened by us for
diacritical signs in KS? Perhaps we need more time to discuss the issue.
I call for a vote; does anyone second the motion that we vote on the
following form of words?
> Spellyans believes that diacritics in KS be highly recommended in
> lexicographic/reference/didactic material, but be optional in other
> writings, at the discretion of the writer/publisher/teacher.
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