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[CONLANG] þe_getisbyrg_adres

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 14:14
On Aug 3, 2004, at 3:15 AM, Tristan Mc Leay wrote:
> _onord_; _propósiśyn_ just looks absurd (sorry, can't type s-caron, > can type s-acute, treating as equivalent). You might as well write > 'propósiśún'. _To_ for 'to' but _pur_ for 'poor' strikes me as
> _háv_, _líviń_ which as far as I know reflects no English
> <v> from ending words or being doubled. Similarly, _śål_ for 'shall'.
What kind of system do you have that makes it easier to form S-acute and N-acute than S-hacek and N-tilde? When i was a co-editor of my high school Spanish magazine, i remember getting a submission from a student who had written all eÑes as eŃes, and thinking that although it looked really cool having all the ((insert fancy word for 'over the letter'; i keep thinking _superlittoral_ but that can't be it :P )) diacritics being the same mark, I had no idea why someone would go to all the trouble to produce N-acutes when N-tildes were so much easier to find in your common American computer systems. -Stephen (Śţéǵ) "...I believe there were no flowers, then, / In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation. / I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak. // Probably he was big / As mosses, and little lizards, they say were once big. / Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster. // We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of Time, / Luckily for us." ~ 'humming-bird' by d h lawrence


Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...>þe_getisbyrg_adres