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An Argument over Fortunatian quy versus cy

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2003, 3:16
Minutes from the League’s discussion of quy as a replacement for cy

Tybori Craudi Xeberau formally proposed the change, citing the clarity it
would give to the Language for Continental* learners. Thereupon Xoch
Caunhori Csifiaun arose, greatly wroth, and spoke upon the blight which
pandering to Continental interests had brought upon the Language. Fybri
Obydi Xcundau spoke in aid of Craudi Xeberau, saying that both options
should be available to writers of the Language, who could use either as the
will dictated. Ruci Urac Aurati pointed out that the Obydi Xcundau’s
viewpoint was governed by aesthetic desire, rather than concern for the
purity and consistency of the Language. Obydi Xcundau was incensed by this
remark and rose to speak in defense of poetic freedom, but Je Craudi Frimau
interrupted. Craudi Frimau said that if the Continental languages felt free
to vary the spelling of the sound ‘ka’ according to local standards, then
surely those who spoke the Language should be allowed such distinctions.
Therefore he did not support a change which would diminish such
independence. All concerned in this matter then turned to the two eldest
members, Marc Antaunh Arjyf and Marc Antaunh Arjycrau, who declined to speak
and said that the way they would vote was the only truly important factor.
After this had been said, Craudi Xeberau called for a vote on the issue. The
votes fell as listed below:
Marc Antaunh Arjyf                     Against
Marc Antaunh Arjycrau                  Against
Fybri   Obydi Xcundau   For
Ruci Urac Aurati                Against
Xoch Caunhori Csifiaun                  Against
Je Craudi Frimau                Against
Tybori Craudi Xeberau           For

"commune id vitium est, hic vivimus ambitiosa
"this is our common fault; here we live in ostentatious poverty"
Juvenal, Satires 3.182-3

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