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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,=
I see
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

abrigon wrote:
> > I think a alphabet based on Cyrillic would be likely to fit English muc=
> 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= ldn't have to learn a brand new alphabet. -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor