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Re: orthography and pronunciation

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 20:34
In a message dated 4/11/01 5:50:46 AM, exponent@TECHNOLOGIST.COM writes:

<< Hehe...very entertaining.

But (and this is conjecture) isn't today's language, specifically its

pronounciation be easier to figure out in the future, what with audio

samples that the scientists of today hope to retain for prosperity?

What I'm saying is that back in Roman 1 AD I'm sure that there was no way to

record the exact pronounciations of words, but that making speech recordings

are something that is achievable in this day and age. >>

Yeah, if I'm confident of any one thing, it's that the movie Godzilla 2000
will survive for millions and millions of years, so English will always have
an audio record (the lips of whose speakers will not match the words).