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Re: Nue Spelling Inglish & "Twenti-Fifth Sentch'ri Inglish"

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Sunday, May 12, 2002, 0:05
On Sat, 11 May 2002 05:47:41 EDT, J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> wrote:
> >~§~ from C. M. Kornbluth's short story "Time Bum" (from _A Mile Beyond >the Moon_ [1953]): > > TAIM KOP NABD: > PROSKYOOTR ASKS DETH >Patrolm'n Oskr Garth 'v thi Taim Polis w'z arest'd toodei at hiz hom, 4365 >9863th Strit, and bookd at 9768th Prisint on tchardg'z 'v Polis-Ekspozh'r. >Thi alejd Ekspozh'r okur'd hwaile Garth w'z on dooti in thi Twenti-Furst >Sentch'ri. It konsist'd 'v hiz admish'n too a sit'zen 'v thi Twenti-Furst >Sentch'ri that thi Taim Polis ekzisted and woz op'rated fr'm thi >Twenti-Fifth Sentch'ri. >Thi Proskyoot'rz Ofis sed thi deth pen'lti will be askt in vyoo 'v thi >heinus neitch'r 'v thi ofens, hwitch thret'nz thi hwol fabrik 'v >Twenti-Fifth Sentch'ri ekzistens. > >~~~ quoted in > _Aliens and Linguists: Language Study and Science Fiction_ >by Walter E. Meyers, 1980. > >Hanuman Zhang > ~
Ha! Wait long enough and somebody will save you the trouble! I'll have to quote from the beginning of "That Share of Glory": "Tlon -- a ship," droned the reader. "Rtlo -- some ships, number unknown. "Long -- some ships, number known, always modified by cardinal. "Ongr -- a ship in a collection of ships, always modified by ordinal. "Ngrt -- first ship in a collection of ships; an exception to ongr." from _His Share of Glory_, NESFA Press, 1997 The *IE'ists would also like the ending to "MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie". Jeff J