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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 22:01
En réponse à Florian Rivoal <florian.rivoal@...>:

> > *French > 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 :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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