Why my conlangs SUC K!!!
|From:||Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 21, 2004, 21:59|
I think Americans are just simplifying English
orthograph, withouth asking anything from the English.
I've read "nite" instead of "night", "trax" instead of
"tracks", etc. (also "gaol" has become "jail").
Americans seem to be more pragmatic, so I guess they
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).
--- David Peterson <ThatBlueCat@...> wrote:
> The chaos of English spelling is rather like the
> genetic diversity of an ecosystem. Do we "fix" the
> forest by exterminating those life forms that aren't
> orderly enough? Heaven forbid! This diversity
> provides material for variety that can be exploited
> the poet and the author (ode to a flea), as well as
> providing a springboard for future mutations and
> I think this is the conclusion that most (should)
> have come to by now,
> regarding conlangs--namely, that regularity isn't
> the way to go, if natural is what
> you're aiming for.
"Le langage est source de malentendus."
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
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