Re: YAESRT: Enuf is Enuf: Some Peepl Thru with Dificult Spelingz
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpjonsson@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 19:18|
Tristan Alexander McLeay skrev:
> (Yet another English spelling reform thread.)
> On 11/07/06, Christian Thalmann <cinga@...> wrote:
>> --- In email@example.com, daniel prohaska <danielprohaska@...>
>> > Dalmátian Romanss and becám extinct when its lâst spéker Tuone
>> Udaina díd in
>> > a ród acsident in the 1890s.
>> I must say I find this spelling rather easy to read, and less
>> ugly to the eye than many others I've seen. "Díd" required a
>> double-take, though.
> I think Benct's got something similar going? Tho I think it looks more
> Old English/Icelandic. (Or am I confusing him with someone else? In
> which case I apologise to you both.)
I do. See a rather unfinished sketch at
I try to be panlectal by omitting some distinctions
like /&/~/A/. I'm considering also to omit the three-
way /V/~/U/~/u/ distinction since it has a low functional
load and varying lexical incidence in different lects,
with some missing the /V/~/U/ distinction entirely.
If I've understood things right the /V/~/U/ distinction
arose when EME /u:/ < ME /o:/ shortened in some contexts
and formed a new phoneme with the [U]/[u] allophone of /V/.
And yes, my system aims at looking Old English. That way
it at least doesn't look like a row of spelling mistakes
to my eyes.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
a shprakh iz a dialekt mit an armey un flot