Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 17, 2003, 6:55|
>Andreas Johansson wrote:
>>Do you want to get me started on the irregular parts?
To be perfectly honest, it probably isn't as bad as Maggel.
Still, there are outrageous spellings like _graentz_ /grans/ "mountain
range", where both the "e" and the "t" are silent without any justification.
What's truly bad about this orthography is that manages to cause massive
ambiguity while mapping 22 phonemes onto 25 letters* plus a couple of dozen
digraphs. The really unforgiveable part is, of course, the aforementioned
unsystematic indication of /e/. It doesn't even avoid identical spellings
where it could; city name _Mrd_ /mr=d/ and _mrd_ /merede/ "rivercourse in
There's random apostrophes thrown in too. Eg _M'cha_ /meSa/, _Zzew'ten_
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