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Re: lessons for conlang orthography Re: English notation

From:Tom Tadfor Little <tom@...>
Date:Friday, June 29, 2001, 22:10
At 03:42 PM Friday 6/29/01, you wrote:
>>A lot could be done just by marking long and short vowels in ambiguous >>situations, and eliminating silent e. > > >Silent "e" *is* how English marks long vowels in one common situation. >I would not only keep it, but even extend it: "roome", "foole", >"finde", "winde" (meaning twist, as opposed to "wind" meaning moving >air).
Good point, but it seems to present more of an obstacle for learners than vowel marking does. I checked out the Regularized Inglish posts, by the way. Very attractive! Thanks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tom Tadfor Little Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) Telperion Productions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~