Re: Spelling Changes in English and how to do it.
|Date:||Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 0:04|
> 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.