Reminder: Ulster Scots

Leif Halvard Silli xn--mlform-iua at
Tue Apr 6 18:16:38 CEST 2010

Peter Constable, Tue, 6 Apr 2010 00:42:53 +0000:
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at 
> [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of ejp10
>> Well...I am with Peter and Randy in that I didn't interpret the "BZZZT" 
>> response as "levity" either, but rather as dismissive.  Randy's 
>> information 
>> may have been incorrect, but since he is a newcomer...
> As Michael has noted, Randy isn't a newcomer; he's a long-standing 
> and generally well-informed contributor. All the more reason why his 
> input should not be treated with such cavalier disregard, with levity 
> or not (but I agree with you that even newcomers need to be treated 
> with respect).
> I don't see anything incorrect about Randy's questions. Michael's 
> response was that "There is only one orthography under 
> consideration." But that's a fallacious response: he asked for a tag 
> to identify an orthography, and if there is only one orthography, 
> then there is nothing to differentiate, and no need for a tag. Thus, 
> since Michael _did_ ask for a tag differentiating an orthography, it 
> was entirely reasonable of Randy to assume it stood in contrast with 
> some other orthographic conventions. And Randy went on to ask very 
> reasonable and useful questions.

I concur with your evaluation of the logics of the "events". 
leif halvard silli

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