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While the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) and the EFE Agency have reached yesterday an agreement to re-launch the Foundation for Urgent Spanish (Fundéu), and cooperate “in the defense of the best use of the language by the media in Spanish, also on Twitter dirimía a “war” spell, which had as protagonists to own RAE and the Fundéu .
And is that Twitter has consulted the same question to both institutions and the response has been different.
The question was: what Is written ‘chi’ or ‘chí’? The RAE gave a response and Fundeu gave the other. Which led, of course, a situation curious and triggered a great debate.
— Andrew Diplotti (@adiplotti) June 24, 2020
RAE said that, if you use this expression, “should be written without tilde because it is a word monosílaba and the monosyllables are not checked except when it comes to one of the cases of the tilde diacritic”. For its part, the Fundéu replied: “What you would write with tilde”.
The SAR continued to receive queries in this regard: “But, if I ask the piggy: “Chi you is a piggy, say chì”. The first “chi” does not tick and the second is “chì”… Yes it takes. Is it not true that “chì”?”, what the institution said: “Although the normal thing is to write it without tilde (such as “sip”), you could call itself if it is presented as part of a speech family in which we systematically change /s/ by /ch/, since in this case you would be opposed to the conjunction conditional “chi”” .
And it is in this situation of debate, various users of this social network, philologists, have also argued your position , have appeared up to the works of Galdós where I read that word appears or not according to the editorial and has tried to, in many cases, to put clarity and order in the clutter of comments and jokes:
in this Regard, what I said yesterday:
1) The RAE will never accept the spelling “shiite” as a substitute for “yes”, so that it focuses on the argument morphological of “the monosyllables do not bear tilde”
2) The Fundéu analyzes that “chi” is created by analogy to “yes” and, therefore, accept the tilde https://t.co/Vg3jJD6FHo
— Laura Peimar (@laurapeimar) June 24, 2020