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Re: more English orthography

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Thursday, May 18, 2000, 6:42
From: "Steg Belsky"

> Kou writes: > > (as, say, "draft" for "draught" or "plow" for "plough"), than
> Huh? > I always thought that "draft" /dr\e@ft/ and "draught" /dr\Ot/ were two > different words. > And i don't think i ever realized that "plow" /plow/ and "plough" /pl&w/ > were the same...or maybe the reading-pronounciation is reversed, i'm not > sure.
"Beer on draught" was usually spelled "Beer on draft" in the venues I used to hang. "There's a draft in this room" is, I *believe*, spelled "draught" on the other side of the pond (so says my dictionary). I don't know what is meant by /dr\Ot/. An example sentence? I also don't understand your distinction between plow and plough (both of which I pronounce /plaU/). This refers to what we do to snow in New England in the winter or what a farmer uses to till the land. What's /plow/? What's /pl&w/? Spelling reformers, are you watching? :) Kou