Re: Reformed German orthography
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 5, 1999, 18:49|
The report we heard on radio news indicated that some kind of poll or
study had been conducted; and it revealed that something like 16% of
Germans would actually use the new system. By the way, the report said
that schools have been teaching it for a year already.
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, FFlores wrote:
> Have you heard about the new German orthography?
> I just saw this article today in the local newspaper
> where they informed that the reformed German spelling
> that had been discussed for 10 years has finally began
> being employed, and most of Germany's magazines and
> newspapers were using it. It was actually aproved and
> used in schools since last year.
> Do you know how this new spelling is different from the
> old one? I don't know German, but I can read it aloud
> with reasonable accuracy, and it seems pretty easy and
> phonemic to me!
> --Pablo Flores