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From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 8, 1999, 21:29
"Reynolds, Gregg" wrote:

> [I]t's actually highly rational, but it is > designed for native speakers, not those who needed a phonemic transcription.
Most of it. But if a fairly small number of irregularities are repaired (there is no reason why there should be nine different pronunciations of "-ough"), it would be far more so. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)