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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, daniel prohaska <danielprohaska@...> >> wrote: >> >> > 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. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se a shprakh iz a dialekt mit an armey un flot (Max Weinreich)