[log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] http://adam.cheshire.net/~jjbowks/index.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >I don't necessarily want to go back and undo a lot of work we've done over a >period of several months. I think if, perhaps, someone had proposed this >scheme to me in 1996, I might have adopted it. (Note the word _might_ here, >however. I cannot reconstruct my mental processes as of a year and a half ago.) >I think too much thought has gone into the system we _did_ adopt to scrub it >now. >BRUCE ***Actually Bruce, I had suggested something of the sort back last summer, as far as I remember Thomas Wood was the only other person in the Novial-l list that spoke positively of my suggestion... And after all, if the majority of person's on the new list decide to open the issue up for discussion and a vote it should be possible to re-do what was done as a better idea comes along which provides a better workability for the language. I recall using the same example of opiner >> opinione... and I might add viser >> visione, etc. It seems though that when you speak of the list you at times say "I" and "I want" or "don't want" which is fine if you are talking about your own opinions, since you and Don (now) are the only one's who seem to be allowed to call for votes... it seems to me you should at least use "we" :-))) I don't mind if you speak for me as long as you say what I mean. In this case though I take it you are speaking for yourself and not the entire list. As long as the N98 project is in "flux" stage, let's not cool the welded parts so much that they will crack when exposed to the elements, eh? I feel Ray has exposed a good solution, one that is very close to my own ideas, and perhaps one that may find support with other members of the Novial-Liste Grupe. Ok, well, at least this gives me occasion to blow my spout clean :-))) Since, Jay B.