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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 >