[Spellyans] -ssy-

Craig Weatherhill 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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