Re: "Usefull languages"
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 22:01|
En réponse à Florian Rivoal <florian.rivoal@...>:
> Wonders of a complex orthograph :)
> I can not tell much about what unusual in french, since it
> sounds usual to me.
Well, French is interesting as being the most available example of
polysynthesis (I mean Spoken French of course :)) ) and of how you can
completely disfigure a language by means of orthography :)) . Want to learn
about polysynthesis? Don't go so far as learning Inuktitut. A trip to France
will be enough :)) .
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 :)) .
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