Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 08:09:27 CDT

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    At 08:45 -0400 2004-05-24, Dean Snyder wrote:
    >Michael Everson wrote at 12:20 AM on Sunday, May 23, 2004:
    >>FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME, Anyone working in the field is going to have
    >>to deal with the corpus being available for searching in LATIN
    >>transliteration ANYWAY.
    >So, you admit it is a problem, something we will "have to deal with".

    I admit that the world's writing systems, and the practices of users,
    are untidy.

    >And precisely one of my points - why ADD to the problem?

    Because all the whining we have heard about the awfulness of the
    problem isn't convincing. Because you (and your flavour of
    Semiticist) are not the only users of the Phoenician script. Because
    supporting the needs of those who do not prefer to transliterate into
    Latin or Square Hebrew is the right thing to do.

    This has been done to death. Lots of people have tried to get through
    to you. Clearly you enjoy the attention fanning the flames of
    argument by saying the same thing over and over again. It isn't very
    interesting any more. It's been a month. You aren't convinced. You
    aren't going to be convinced. Go thou, Mr Snyder, and use Square
    Hebrew if it pleaseth thee. I stand by my proposal, and shall.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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