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Re: Spelling reform, oficial languages, reviving old language for modern usage and other fun.

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2006, 6:16
It's really hard to understand what you're writing and to catch your
drift at times, Michael. I don't mean to insult or offend, but could
you please write more coherently?


On 5/29/06, Michael Adams <abrigon@...> wrote:
> Some changes in the base language and how used might need to > happen. > > Write and Right, same word, but different spelling, but > pronounced the same? > > So Enscribe? > > I do hate to see things like "Perimeter" vs "Edge", but some > people just got to get fancy. The joy of the English language, > bastard child of the Germanic/Romance language family.. > > (Romance cause of all the French root words in the language).. > > But heh, we expect people to give up Spanish, so they can be > "good" Americans, we American English, still is having problems > deciding if it is French with a Germanic Grammer, or German with > a French vocabulary? Grin.. Humor is here for this. > > But like the argument for Esperanto, why should I give up my > Germanic Grammer with French vocabulary language that is spoken > or atleast understood all over the place (for good or worse) > when I can exchange it for a Romance language for the most part > called Esperanto? > > But heh, people are not known for their logic and good sense.. > > Conlangs are fun to do, and such, but how much change do they > have for more than mind/language experiments? I know would love > to not have to learn some 10 or more different languages get > anywhere in the world, glad I am not living in India (what some > 50 official languages, let alone the 200 or so unofficial but > recognized languages and dielects?). > > Why I conlang, to see how language is done and why and .. one > day have everyone speak mine? Or just understand how hard a > language can be to come about or made or adopted by others.. > Major part of the geo-political scene for sure.. > > Like why do people speak English, some it is cause it is their > native tongue (yes it is mine, just do not always use it how > others do), some for economic reasons, some for political and > some as in India just cause its more neutral than some of the > other languages in India that was once used by one or more of > the often warring parties.. A form of Sanskrit like how Hebrew > was done, would be a wierd idea? A ACALANG (academic?) that > becomes a conlang sort of, and then becomes a NATLANG? Talk > about word making. NATLANG or Natlang? And yes, I am off to > sleep soon.. > > Mike >


Michael Adams <abrigon@...>