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.