Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 17, 2003, 9:26|
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:
> Still, there are outrageous spellings like _graentz_ /grans/ "mountain
> range", where both the "e" and the "t" are silent without any
No worse than French "compte", where the "p" has been added only to make it
look like Latin :)) (English "debt" is to put in the same boat :)) ).
> What's truly bad about this orthography is that manages to cause
> ambiguity while mapping 22 phonemes onto 25 letters* plus a couple of
Now that's indeed different from Maggel, which has probably something like 90+
phonemes for 17 letters (but dozens and dozens of digraphs :) ).
The really unforgiveable part is, of course, the
> unsystematic indication of /e/. It doesn't even avoid identical
> where it could; city name _Mrd_ /mr=d/ and _mrd_ /merede/ "rivercourse
> There's random apostrophes thrown in too. Eg _M'cha_ /meSa/,
The Star Trek effect? :)))
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