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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 0:02
At 11:01 PM 2/12/2002 +0100, Christophe wrote:
>By the way, the French orthography is not that bad and pretty phonemic (and >good at showing some grammatical alternations that would look rather >strange if >one were to adopt a phonetic orthography :)) ). Compared to the English >orthography, it's the IPA :)) .
It's certainly better than Irish (Old or Modern)! I've determined that, basically, one only pronounces every third letter. For example, gheobhaidh, 'will get', is pronounced /jowi/. And Old Irish is worse, where one letter can represent three sounds: c = /c/, /g/, /X/. for example, nemed 'sacred grove' from Gaulish nemeton, is pronounced /neveD/. Aidan


Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>