Voltage wrote:There you go BV. Your simplicity has become undone. Nepotism existed, but it wasn't Shire's side, it was the side that leads Grant to believe his mentor didn't get credit because of Siad big bad wolf. In 1964, the most authoritative non-Somalis (Andrezjewski for Somali language and IM Lewis for Somali history) crediting Shire as having the most suitable script for writing Somali.
That well deserved accolade for Shire is what I did not want Grant to diminish with his doe eyed tales of his mentor.
eyes-only wrote:I'm confused, what script are you lot talking about? The Latin alphabet? I don't think you can credit that to Shire Jama or any Somali person for that matter.
The only debate or discussion that can exist in this area is why latin was adopted instead of Osmania...and at the end of the day, the conclusion will be because they chose to taking the easier and most economical route.
Somali alphabet needs a lot of work and is far from perfect. I find it sad that you lot are arguing over who used 'x' before whom.
Those movements were considered revolutionary for their era. It is better for people to refrain from making judgement calls on issues beyond their grasp even today.
Your trolling habits are becoming markedly noticeable and is highly unsuited for such discussions as this. Refrain before you are lobbied to refrain.
I suppose Grant and I are in agreement now. He felt was totally ignoring other contributions and I felt he was delegitimizing Shire. We are in agreement now.
The Latin alphabet does not fit the Somali language. It had to be adapted for sounds like x and c and aa, oo uu, ii etc. It was actually a very complex evolution arriving at what is agreed upon today. There is probably just one script only because MSB said so.
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