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Re: BP's & my reformed English spellings (was: RE: English notation)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 3, 2001, 4:17
BP Jonsson scripsit:

> Indeed, but even RI would need some updating. Particularly I would like to > throw out all the present "gh" spellings so that "gh" could be used for > words like "ghet". OTOH if one begins tampering with it one will > inevitably end up with conflicting reforms...
Not inevitably, particularly if the RI-interested form themselves into a proper working group. I do not want to get rid of existing gh after vowels, as in classical RI it does not affect pronunciation at all (aigh=ai, ough=ou, etc.) What I would like to dispose of is aa and dh, in favor of a and th. -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter