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Regularized English (was: RE: CONLANG Digest - 10 May 2000 (still mainly English)

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Monday, July 10, 2000, 20:37
John Cowan, 12 May 2000 14:31:

Is Reg.Ing. on the web?

> Reg.Ing. simply drops these silent "s" letters, as in aile, apropo, > chassi, debri, demene, ile, ilet, iland, lile, vicount.
Can "aisle" be "aile"?
> Reg.Ing. changes laughter to lafter, or laafter in Brit.Reg.Ing.
The lass/glass contrast occurs only in SE England, & those places to which English was exported in the nineteenth century. I don't think it should be called "Brit.Reg.Ing.", and I'm not persuaded that a true Brit RegIng should have "laafter". I suppose the best thing would be to leave the choice of laafter/lafter up to the writer, and not to have any Brit.Reg.Ing. --And.