[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

-----Original Message----- 
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. 
Perhaps not.

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.

Eddie Climo
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