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Language revival (was Re: Which auxlangs? (was Re: Iwon't[to] start a flame war))

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 14:32
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Unless it happened to > be "translated" into the modern orthography, or you knew the old, it > would be inaccessible to you.
True in case of radical ("by the roots", etymologically) spelling change; not true of a modest reform. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! / Schliess eurer Aug vor heiliger Schau Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)