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On 19/03/2011 12:42, James Chandler wrote:
> Of course adding new words is not a reform, but how can eliminating a
> whole letter from the alphabet not be a reform?
>
> It's not the same as removing the daft hats, as that would mean
> simply WRITING h^ differently, as hh or hx for example.
>
> If I wanted to eliminate the letter h from Ido, would that not be a
> reform of Ido?
>
> And are you saying that the "Foundation" of Esperanto doesn't
> prescribe what letters should make up the alphabet?
>
>
> This is all very odd IMO.
>
It's not being removed from the alphabet, it's just being used less (or
not at all). There's a difference. :-)