[OT, Only Semi-Serious, If That] English as an IAL? (Was Futurese)
|From:||David Peterson <digitalscream@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 8, 2002, 0:57|
In a message dated 05/7/02 2:31:13 PM, kalatunu@HOTMAIL.COM writes:
<< either your lang can be pronounciable and easy to learn for 100% of
or english rules. english rules so far. >>
So, here's an idea. What if we adopted a new method for respelling
English (and, as we know, they're a dime a dozen--I myself have one I really
like!), and then kept it as a kind of IAL? This way the respective Englishes
(American, British, Australian, etc.) wouldn't change, but the international
variety would, and even those who speak English fluently would have to learn
a new spelling system, so that everyone had to do some learning to speak it.
Some would have to learn more than others, of course, but it would take care
of one of the major barriers to learning English, which is the egregious
spelling system. It'd be a kind of international communication compromise.
:) Hee, hee, hee...
Oh, and this isn't an actual proposal, and not meant to spawn any flames.
If someone decides to shoot it down, I'm not going to defend it. It was
just something I thought of.
"fawiT, Gug&g, tSagZil-a-Gariz, waj min DidZejsat wazid..."
"Soft, driven, slow and mad, like some new language..."