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Re: Once more into the ship in which I fled

mcardle09 (mcardle09@yahoo.com)




--- On Fri, 6/19/09, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:

> From: David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name>
> Subject: Re: Once more into the ship in which I fled
> To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
> Date: Friday, June 19, 2009, 7:34 PM
> McArdle wrote:
> > 
> > I'd be glad to hear other people's reactions to this.
> 
> Well, it makes for good reading, but I don't see that this
> solution is 
> any more desirable than any number of other possible
> invented solutions 
> to the problem, or indeed any more likely to be the
> "correct" one.
> 

Seriously?  It has exactly the same merits and demerits as every single one of the other proposed solutions?  Or, failing that, at least the exact same _balance_ of merits and demerits?  That seems extremely unlikely on its face.

I think the only way this can be true is if you've decided a priori that no conceivable proposal has any chance of being "correct" or "desirable".  Which is, in fact, a defensible position in light of Klingon's status as a language with a Single Source of Truth (especially when the SST has reputedly found the problem insoluble).  But it does sort of get in the way of discussion.

Qapla'

mI'qey



      






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