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Question(s): creative spelling reform(s) of Techno-Greco-Latin-ish

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, May 9, 2004, 5:55
    Interesting - & not really auxlang or Euroclone -  idea I just had was
how would members of this list would do a spelling reform of ISV (International
Scientific Vocabulary) or "Technoculturally Literate Koine" (TecLiK) *

* tada! _MY_ coinage, you conlangen peeps!

    4 approaches that come to my mind:

    1. etymological - but what version of the Greco-Latin roots? Erasmian or
Neo-Latin? or Classical Latin & Hybridized Greek? or hypermodernistic,
neologistic, multi-lingual "Mongrel-Dog" GrecoLatinish (acknowledging such wonderful,
new manga-langings such as _xerox_, _dynatron_, _biosphere_, _cyborg_ and
even vernacularisms like _megabrain(s)_, _biofeedback_, _fuzzy logic_,
_googolplex_, etc.)?

    2. phonetic/phonemic - Strict IPA style or what? or pijin-kreeol?

    3. "mnenomic orthography": partly regularized etymological spelling with
well-defined phonemic free-variation/style.
    Sort of like Papiamento/Papiamentu's creole "fractalized" orthographies
(yep there are at least _three_ official orthographies! **), but planned out.

** Papiamento/Papiamentu, a Portuguese-&-Spanish-lexifier creole with a lot
of English and Dutch lexical influences/imports, exists in the Netherlands
Antilles, the Netherlands and elsewhere. Total number of speakers is possibly 200,
    There are 3 islands - Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire - and each island has
there own orthography. Aruba has a more etymological orthography; Bonaire and
Curaçao more or less phonological.

    4. some combination of all or some of the above, i.e. "Mongrel-Dog"
GrecoLatinish a la "mnenomic orthography" :)

Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang)
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     Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars
leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode,
orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics
warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap...

"Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" -
John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_

= maeci legosetplex caca plus debri !
    prizerva. saalva. ricue. scopé-gomi plus riçyc'l ! =

English translitteration of the above _dzjunk-lego_, "junk language":
"Fight {Maquis/-machy} Linguistic Waste & Trash!
    Save, Salvage, Recover, (creatively)Scavenge-Found-Objects & Recycle!"


Mark P. Line <mark@...>