vijayjohn wrote:linguoboy wrote:I actually use nonstandard spellings here fairly regularly when writing Irish or (Cajun) French. But I guess because these are based in dialect usage, they don't raise people's hackles in the same way.
Well, you write (or at least make an honest effort to write) Irish and French in ways that native speakers actually write them themselves, right? I think that's a pretty important difference.
I don't know any native speakers who use an orthography identical to the one I use for either of those languages. (For instance, the Irish orthography I use is similar to that of the Coiste Litríochta Mhúscraí in some respects, but there are several of their conventions I don't use, such as writing lth for Ó Cuív's /lh/.)
The points is, this distinction gets pretty grey and I don't think we want to be in the business of trying to draw any firm boundaries. As Ashucky says, if the choice of a nonstandard orthography becomes disruptive, then mods can deal with it on a case-by-case basis.