Re: Cyrillic for English
|From:||Roland Hoensch <hoensch@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 17:55|
Frankly, I think cyrillic has not the smallest chance with English. But
cyrillic (I did it with Serbo-croatian) is quite easy and rather enjoyabl=
gives one a whole new perspective on spelling. Cyrillic handles things t=
Latin never could.
It is, after all, a rather odd thing that so much of the world uses the
of a dead-language whose letters they need to supplument with custom ones.
Which, with Latin, mean a dash here and there, a tilde, etc... Cyrillic,=
it tends to take on whole new letters.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: Cyrillic for English
> I think a alphabet based on Cyrillic would be likely to fit English muc=h
> better than the Latin based on.
Maybe. But, if there were to be any phonetic spelling, I'd prefer a
Latin alphabet with liberal sprinkling of diacritics and the use of
extra letters like =FE, =F0, and maybe =E6 (thorn, edh, ash). Then I wou=
have to learn a brand new alphabet.
"Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." -
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