Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 16, 2003, 9:42|
Christophe Grandsire sulk:
>En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:
> > I'm inedible. Muahahaha ...
>I wouldn't be too sure of it if I were you. They can always make a soup out
>you (and they bol you alive then, they say it's better for the taste :)) ).
> and I'm evil too - the early versions of
> > Cyran
> > orthography are at least as bad as Maggel. /s/ could be written in
> > several
> > ways; "s", "ss", "sz", "z", "zz", "zh" and "zhz". "Y" was
> > impredictably
> > either /i/ or /j/, "h" could mean /h/, /e/ or be silent.
>Pff... child's play :)) .
> Both vowels
> > and
> > consonants could be doubled without any change of pronunciation, and
> > /e/,
> > one of the commonest phonemes could be unwritten. There's absolutely no
> > way
> > of telling that "Mzn" is /mesene/, rather than, say /emzen/ or /m=zn=/,
> > and
> > given the pronunciation, it could just as well be spelt "Mhzhznne".
Do you want to get me started on the irregular parts?
> > What makes you think I'm going to allow 'em to continue to count in base
> > 20?
>The fact that if you don't you soon won't be able to talk anymore, because
>there won't be a connection between your lungs and your mouth anymore?
> > I'm going to make them count in base 10 000.
>No stinking multiple of ten base thank you! Be happy that they have special
>words for "million" and "billion" :)) (which by the way are pure nouns and
>out of the numeric system in fact).
Since when is twenty not a multiple of ten?
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