--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com,
Michael Everson <everson@...>
> Richard,
> >Thank you for concurring and
allowing these imperfections in the
> >current Irish system, John, and
for contributing to this topic
> >without any hint of vitriol or
seeking to 'crap on' or 'rubbish'
> >fellow contributors.
> One of the hallmarks of academic
discussion is a disinclination to
> suffer foolish ideas gladly, and
also to be frank about idenifying
> them. The ideas you sent regarding
Celtic orthographies weren't even
> tempting enough to be specious, as
they were based on serious errors
> of fact and analysis. I corrected
a number of these errors for
> instance, the antiquity of Celtic
writing systems, the match between
> orthography and phonology. I
directed you to an accurate source
> information on the Cornish
orthography debate.
> Your rhetoric came out blazing
with a challenge: "I'm right but I
> know people will attack me." Well,
you were wrong, and your rhetoric
> got what it deserved.
It's not quite as simple as that,
you're talking incursions, not the
wipeout you claim.
> (Nazis, for Pete's sake. John,
isn't there somebody who once said
> "Whoever brings up Hitler loses
the argument"?)
A 'Godwin,' it appears; a gnome of
Academe, no doubt, of
undistinguished military record.