Sidestepping Spelling Reform
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 26, 2004, 20:42|
Every once and a while spelling reform rears its ugly
head, and it was one of the first things I looked at
when starting my project to create mutant English.
But there is a way to _get_ spelling reform without
_doing_ spelling reform: Replace the Romanji Aplhabet
with a syllabary.
That's raises the question, just how large would a
syllabary have to be to semi-accurately represent all
existing English words?
Is there such a thing as a vowel-first syllabary?
Some preliminary dinking around seems to show that
vowel-first symbols (like "ak" and "or" instead of
"ka" and "ro") might work better for English.