A few years ago, that wouldn't have been worth mentioning. Now, however, the Church History Department is telling missionaries to tell visitors that Joseph didn't even use the plates.
|Me, holding Part Three, in Moroni, Comoros|
See Royal Skousen, The History of the Text of the Book of Mormon: Part Three, The Nature of the Original Language.
If you still think Joseph actually translated the plates, you're about to be marginalized by the intellectuals.
The M2C intellectuals and revisionist Church historians always say I'm wrong, but as readers here know, I couldn't care less what they think. That said, I think it's essential to know what people are thinking. It's important to have context and a good understanding of relevant facts. For decades, I have read the M2C literature, the notes in the Joseph Smith Papers, etc. I've attended lectures and conferences.
But it always gets back to the original sources.
On the topic of the language of the scriptures, here's something that Brigham Young said that makes sense to me: