Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Tue Sep 23 13:14:32 CEST 2008

Dear Mark and all protesters on the lines of:

> The sources cited by Yury are NOT restricted to 1959, and 1959 should 
> not be part of the subtag.

You are showing somewhat insufficient acquantaince with the subject at hand.

The sources cited by me all refer to the *same* specific literary norm, 
which was actually decreed on May 11, 1957 (!) as "changes and 
corrections" to the previous norm, was introduced into the official use 
on January 1, 1958 and into the schooling on September 1, 1958. However, 
the first rulebook was published in 1959, and so the norm is popularly 
and overwhelmingly associated with the year 1959. The academic editions 
of the grammar came out later, and both those and the vocabularies are 
re-published periodically in the new editions. The works on phonology 
also relate to the literary norm discussed here, which is signified both 
by the titles and by the introductions.

Now, it is precisely the "1959 norm" (or "1959 grammar" or "1959 
orthography"), as defined in quoted references, which is the actually 
obliging, academic literary norm in the official use in Belarus in 2008 
CE etc. etc. Only when (if) the changes decreed in 2008 become 
officially part of the literary norm, then there will be possibly the 
need of the 2010acad tag, and of referring to the "2010 norm" etc.

I wonder how this is so confusing. All these troubles with the 
supposedly "unacceptional" nature of the 1959 part of the tag seem to be 
somewhat imaginary. As seen by me, of course.


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