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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

The diacritic letters are part of the unchangeable norm (Fundamento de Esperanto). They will not go away whatever people may think. Based on the experience of the past 130 years, the chances of a ...
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Has Esperanto ever been successfully reformed?

A real reform in the sense of replacing language elements by new elements has taken place in 1888, when Zamenhof, after an idea by Edgar von Wahl, in his "Aldono al la Dua Libro" changed the temporal ...
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Kial ne “okulvitro” anstataŭ “okulvitroj” se kaj “pantalono” kaj “tondilo” estas singularaj?

Ĉar estas du vitroj kaj nur unu pantalono kaj nur unu ilo por tondi. Diversaj lingvoj traktas tiajn aferojn malsame. "Logike" tamen, unu parto de tondilo ne povas tondi kaj sekve ne povas esti ...
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

Step 1: Write out the reform in great detail. Produce a body of work in the reform to make it immediately useful. Step 2: Fall in love with a rich woman (or man) with a dowry. Step 3: Use the dowry ...
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

In my (personal) opinion, based on practical needs and on the Fundamento itself (the antaŭparolo), you would need to make sure you are only adding to the language, not removing anything and changing ...
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Kial ne “okulvitro” anstataŭ “okulvitroj” se kaj “pantalono” kaj “tondilo” estas singularaj?

Jen okulvitro! ………………………………………………………………………
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

There is absolutely no chance of this happening. The history of Esperanto from Day #1 after its publication has shown that people immediately "want to make it better", but only in the idiosyncratic ...
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

There is indeed either accented letters or letter combinations. Consider that most languages with latin script (like Vietnamese) do have accents - with a certain pride -, and the Cyrillic script and ...
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

Reminds me of the five-year plan to improve English spelling to make it the official language of the EU, rather than German: In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will ...
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Has Esperanto ever been successfully reformed?

If you're asking whether new elements have ever come into Esperanto, then clearly the answer is yes. As just one random example that came up in a recent discussion, the word pigra used to be found ...
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

But most search engines, including the browser search, does not distinguish between 's' and 'ŝ', so it IS a nuisance somewhat. Then the problem you are mentioning would be resolved with a better ...
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What would be the roadmap to propose a spelling reform?

I understand your points. My opinion is that the letter ĥ should be kept as a phoneme but should be allowed, in the h-system, to be written kh, with the choice between pronouncing it as kh in ...
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