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Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, February 17, 2003, 6:55
Tristan wrote:
>Andreas Johansson wrote: > >>Do you want to get me started on the irregular parts? > >Yes please.
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 delta". There's random apostrophes thrown in too. Eg _M'cha_ /meSa/, _Zzew'ten_ /sevten/. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Protect your PC - get VirusScan Online


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>