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Re: Beauty of Old Norse (was Re: New to the list)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, June 19, 2000, 7:35
At 00:35 17/06/00 CDT, you wrote:
> >Now you and I are aware of Dutch and its weird orthography. You got auw, >uij, dt and what not. And a lot of it is not pronounced anything like it's >spelled. (And they used to write Indonesian using Dutch conventions!) >
Personally, I don't find the Dutch orthography very strange. On the contrary it seems rather straighforward to me, even if some di- and trigraphs are used in Dutch like in no other language, they stay self-consistent. But it's true that the old orthography was a hell, at least as much as French orthography! Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :