proposed SPI resolution

Jimmy Kaplowitz jimmy at
Thu May 31 16:43:36 UTC 2012

Hi Bill,

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 02:43:02PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> SPI resolution
> 1. liaison is written with three vowels in a row.
> 2. liaison is mispelled near-systematically on the SPI mailing lists by non French speakers.

s/mispelled/misspelled/, s/non French/non-French/, (more arguable) s/near-systematically/nearly systematically/

> 3. this is bound to irritate the small number of French speakers which are subscribed
>    to the SPI mailing lists (which, by the way, are wondering how English people 
>    pronounce it, assuming they can) even when they have an English-looking first name.

Usually the same way as in French (which I also speak), except probably with
the nasal French "on" replaced with either the Spanish "ón" or the English "on"
depending on the speaker.

> 4. there are less Latin speakers than French speakers subscriber to SPI
> mailing lists.

s/less/fewer/; s/subscriber/subscribed/

> 1. the word liaison will be replaced by ligatio in all SPI documents.
> 2. the non-words liason, laison and laiason will also be replaced by ligatio
> in all SPI documents for consistency.

Given that your proposal would be an SPI document, that would be interestingly

> 3. A small number of mispelling of ligatio will be encouraged to avoid an
> entropy imbalance.


> Respectfully submitted, Bill "no middle name" Allombert.

Merci pour l'avis! :-)

- Jimmy Kaplowitz
jimmy at

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