From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 21:12:38 EST
From: "Michael Everson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> But this comment is just more "expert" rhetoric which isn't backed up by
> Apparently it has been forgotten that not two hours ago Philippe made
wildly incorrect claims
> about Breton alphabetical order, which I corrected.
Why do the children of my sister have initiation small books for Breton
which exhibit this sort order, if it's not a convenient one to organize
words in a easy to find index where pairs of mutated letters are presented
May be that's not the way it is sorted in academic dictionnaries, but who
use these dictionnaries? Universitaries which already know the language and
its recently unified orthograph?
Initiation books with their "natural" sort order that facilitate the
searches of words are more intuitive and more natural than an arbitrary
order that just sorts letters according to their apparent Latin
I'd really like to know more about Breton, but the fact is that despite I am
a native Breton and live there in Britanny, finding resources in this
language is hard because it is not supported by public schools and even
forbidden in all documents with some legal value. Books in Breton are then
hard to find and expensive... If I need to assist to Breton courses at the
University of Rennes to find this info about what should be one of my
languages instead of just having some bribes of the language, it's really
unpleasant. So my reality is what I have: initiation books. Nothing else.
Not enough to read texts in Breton (I still need a translation to French,
which is more common to find here than to English).
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