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Language revival (was Re: Which auxlangs? (was Re:Iwon't[to]start a flame war))

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 29, 1999, 19:58
Nik Taylor wrote:

> But what would be the point of a modest reform? It would be hard to > come up with a spelling change that regularizes English without making > it illegible to Old Orthography Users.
Hard but not impossible. (Gotta get that Regularized Inglish site up!)
> And, think about this: many people find archaic spellings very > difficult, even when they're only slight differences like interchaning > "v" and "u" or "y" and "i" and "j".
Actually, swapping vowels for consonants, or vice versa, is pretty darn illegible-making. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! / Schliess eurer Aug vor heiliger Schau Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)