Re: German Spelling Reform (fwd)
|From:||R. Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 10, 1999, 7:44|
> Van: grandsir <grandsir@...>
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
> Onderwerp: Re: German Spelling Reform (fwd)
> Datum: dinsdag 10 augustus 1999 8:54
> R. Nierse wrote:
> > ----------
> > > Van: Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...>
> > > Aan: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
> > > Onderwerp: Re(2): German Spelling Reform (fwd)
> > > Datum: maandag 9 augustus 1999 14:58
> > >
> > > Just one of the reasons i gravitated towards Spanish instead ofFrench
> > > (not to mention i have a better shot of finding a job being bilingualin
> > > Spanish around here). Since it's fairly regular in spelling, it'smuch
> > > easier to remember the rules :). I'm always amazed at how manysilent
> > > letters there are in French, so much so that i cant even begin toknow
> > how
> > > to pronounce the words (no, i have not studied French one bit, noteven
> > > the phonology).
> > >
> > How about Irish? I was told that it has a lot of silent letters aswell.
> > Since we have a lot of Celtic enthousiast on the list, can you give me
> > examples of Irish with silent letters?
> > Rob
> I cannot give you examples of Irish, but I remember that Istudied it a
> little before a journey in Ireland (not to speak it, only because I had
> heard of it). I borrowed a small book in my high school's library and
> tried to see what was interested in it. The thing I most remember is
> that I found the spelling even more difficult than French! There were as
> many sounds in Irish as in French, but fewer letters to represent them!
> And the silent letters were numerous in words. It impressed me so much
> that as soon as possible I created a language with an alphabet like the
> one used in Irish, and with a spelling as inconsistent as I could do. It
> worked in fact. It worked so well that I couldn't continue this
> language. It was to difficult, even for me. When I'm back to France, I
> will try and find my notes about this language. To give you an idea, as
> far as I remember, this language is a mix of Celtic langs and English
> grammar. If you are interested, just tell me.
> --Yes, I'm interested. Share it with us when you're back in France.
> Christophe Grandsire
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