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Re: Sidestepping Spelling Reform

From:Ph. D. <phild@...>
Date:Monday, February 2, 2004, 4:00
John Cowan wrote:
> > As I said in an earlier posting, D doesn't cluster with anything else > in English. As for #Tl, it all changed to fl in West and North Germanic: > Gothic þliuhan = German fliehen = English flee. > > A thly and a thlea in a thlue > Were imprisoned, so what could they do? > Said the thly, "Let us thlee!" > Said the thlea, "Let us thly!" > So they thlew through a thlaw in the thlue. > > (Not that we likely have the slightest idea of the Gothic for fly, flea, > flaw, or flue.)
The version I learned had line four reversed so lines three and four rhymed. That is, Said the thly, "Let us thlee!" "Let us thly!" said the thlea. -Ph. D.