From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 19:05:01 EST
At 00:25 +0100 2004-01-16, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>From: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
>> At 22:11 +0100 2004-01-15, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> >The comment from Michael about the occurence of "gW" in Breton was wrong:
>> I said I had seen it in print, which was true, and I said that it was
>> rare, which is also true. It is not standard.
>OK. Then don't say it's Breton
It was Breton.
>It may occur in any Latin language, either as a typo
It wasn't a typo.
>or within specific technical usages such as variable names in a C or
>Java program where a space cannot be used to separate words;
It had nothing to do with that.
>here also it's not the normal orthograph part of the language, but a
>notation to allow more descriptive identifiers.
It was done ON PURPOSE by the Breton who did it, in order to show
orthographically the original spelling while showing the consonant
mutation, a normal feature of the language.
>If you accept typos and technical usages, these occurences of "defective"
>capitalization rules are not rare but not part of the language.
I do not feel chastened. I said what I meant to say, and I
subsequently corrected a number of serious errors you made regarding
alphabetical order in Breton. Apparently you don't care. Fine: drop
it. N'eo ket talvoudus tamm ebet.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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