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Re: Gz^rod|in (Grammar : verbs)

From:Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 14, 2000, 7:56
Patrick Dunn, I think, wrote, quoting myself:

> > And because it's not _that_ hard, surely :-) > > What, five out of 29 letters, or thereabouts, > > perform totally unfamiliar functions? :-) > > LOL -- considering things like Sanskrit and Japanese, > nyah, not that hard.
Quite. You should see my drafts. Originally, 'dd' was the only way to say /n/ and 'bb' was the only way to say /m/. Furthermore, the character 'm' placed after a letter performed the function that a diacritical mark now performs, and 'n' was once going to mean, "Repeat most recent double letter". And that's only the consonants. In an earlier draft of the vowels, only a minority corresponded to English usage whereas now it's most of them. Adrian. --