From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 14:55:24 EDT
On 29/07/2003 11:17, John Hudson wrote:
> At 06:35 AM 7/29/2003, Peter Kirk wrote:
>> This reminds me of the polytonic Greek issue. If I understand
>> correctly, the Greek government decided to do away with the
>> distinction between accents because this was easier to implement with
>> 1960's computers.
> 1982. The reasons were manifold, and technological limitations
> probably played a role, but benefits to literacy were more frequently
> cited important. One Greek wit characterised it this way: in 1982 the
> Greeks decided to become monotonous.
> I understand that there has been something of a resurgence of
> polytonic in recent years and, for quality literary publishers, it
> never went away.
> John Hudson
The same is probably true of distinct holam vav: cheap materials didn't
make the distinction but quality literary publishers always have and
want to be able to continue. Of course they can only do so if it's in
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
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