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Re: more English orthography

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, May 18, 2000, 4:25
On Wed, 17 May 2000 23:42:55 -0700 DOUGLAS KOLLER <LAOKOU@...>
> "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?
- How about.....someone took a deep /dr\Ot/ of their drink. It's like a long, drawn-out gulp. somewhat like chugging, but without the energy. like how you drink a cup of water after exercising. I also seem to remember reading the phrase "healing draughts" in a fantasy book, possibly the _Guardians of the Flame_ series by Joel Rosenberg (i think). In that case /drOt/ meant was a synonym for the noun "drink".
> 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
I'm sure now, they're the same thing. Like "aluminum" and "aluminium", except that i seem to use both of them :-) . -Stephen (Steg) "You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there." ~ _jonathan livingston seagull_