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
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