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Re: Why my conlangs SUC K!!!

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, January 23, 2004, 13:32
En réponse à Philippe Caquant :

>will simplify it in the long term. Alas, French are >definitely not pragmatic on that topic, that's why our >orthograph is once of the 3 worst ones in the world >(with English and Tibetan).
I completely disagree! The French orthography is pretty good, considering the triple task of representing sounds, grammar and etymology (necessary to prevent ambiguity and help understand meaning by keeping together in orthography words which have wandered apart in pronunciation). And it is quite aesthetic. All in all, French has only very few truly irregular spellings, and as such is pretty phonemic, and corresponds quite well to what written French is like. Of course, Spoken French is a pretty different language, but let's not get into that, especially with the list having reached its daily limit :)) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.