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debt, doubt, island, sword and dielects.

From:abrigon <abrigon@...>
Date:Thursday, December 9, 1999, 12:43
John Cowan wrote:
> Most of it. But if a fairly small number of irregularities are
> (there is no reason why there should be nine different pronunciations
> "-ough"), it would be far more so.
And those annoying silent letters in debt, doubt, island, aisle, sword, etc. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To me they are pronounced det, dowt, i'lund, i'ul, sohrd. I do know that in many of the dictionaries there is a "Standard" of how English is pronounced. All I think would be needed would to to standardize many of the odder exceptions, and simplify. Such as all F sounds to be spelled F. But on to Conlangs.. Anyone have dielects in their Conlang? __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products. All in one place. Yahoo! Shopping: