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Re: Aesthetics, etc. was Re: Blandness (was: Uusisuom's influences)

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 7:48
Funny, has there been any attempts at a spelling reform making the
orthography more *conservative*?

E. g. for English: write every word -

a) of Anglo-Saxon origin - with maximum respect to its form in OE (the
reconstructed South Mercian/East Midlands, where diviant from Wessex);

b) of Latin/Greek origin - as similar as possible to the original spelling
(which won't change much);

c) of Scandinavian origin - like in Old Icelandic, with minimal changes
reflecting its assimilation in OE;

d) of Old French/Anglo-Norman origin - as similar as possible to the AN

Now, add a few disambiguating diacritics/conventions, and you get a rather
consistent system, reflecting the pronunciation *better* than the current
one ;)

singing 'Yesterday' with appropriate accent ;)

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001 20:01:51 -0400, Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>

>On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 03:08:04 -0400, Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...> wrote:
>>And yogh! And a few circumflexes. And some ae/oe ligatures! >> >>(but not edh: reminds of IPA) >> >>3iesterdæi3 >> >>Awlle mý' tròbbles soemde sô fæorr awe3e >>Núw 'itt lóckes a'se þôw3h þeÿ're hére tó stæiÿ... > >Excellent... ;) > >Perhaps some vocalic {y}, too: byld (build), bysness (business), kyng >(king). > >Finally, some false "gh" etymologies, to spice things up; I suggest: whigh >(why), waughter (water), stough (stuff). > >Óskar