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Re: Spelling Changes in English and how to do it.

From:Charles <catty@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 0:04
abrigon wrote:

> Well, one way to do it is to have the Dictionary companies support it. > After all that is how Ben Franklin did it back in c.1780 > If anything have the "spelling changes"as ALTERNATE spelling of words, > and then get the computer software people to support it, especially > those who do wordprocessors..
There is already some kind of word-processor add-on that allows inputting words in Dutton Speedwords ... e.g., "l " expands to "the " and so forth. Then there's also the old trick of defining keyboard macros. Or, the older trick of using abbreviations a lot. In general, I like the idea of using a private language as a computer interface: a real-world use for conlang technology. It might also serve as an auxlang. But I "oppose" (with all my armies and navies??) reform of spelling in the great natural languages, so as to maintain some small cultural connection with our endangered past.