Intelligible English Translation of plural YOU in KOINE.

Stephen C. Carlson scarlson at
Thu Mar 8 11:42:21 EST 2001

At 10:28 AM 3/8/01 -0600, you wrote:
>If you used "y o u" to show plural, what about the fact that word
>processors would cause the word to be separated and carriaged if at the end
>of a line?  Something should be invented that would be coherent within
>itself, for the sake of word processing.

I believe that computers are invented to make life easier for
humans.  Humans should not sacrifice to make life easier for
computers (the punch-card ballot is an example why).  In this
case, most word processors support a "non-breaking space",
which is not separated and carriaged at the end of a line.

There are other solutions, and German texts have been using
spacing for emphasis for years without too much technical
trouble (I can't stand it, though).

Stephen Carlson
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