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Re: USAGE: No rants! (USAGE: di"f"thong)

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 5:00
(Seems I forgot to post this one.)

On 30/05/06, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> On 5/30/06, Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> > The fact that there misspelt so often without significant impediment > > to understanding suggests to me that their candidates for respelling. > > And once wear all used to spelling them the same... > > That's cute, but [YAEPT WARNING] merging"wear" (rhymes with "hair") > with "we're" (rhymes with "here") is a bit counterintuitive over > thisaway.
So I've heard (we've had this YAEPT before). But if I'm doing things based on homophones, then I oughta do what's homophones for me. After all, I'm sure theirs some group of speakers somewhere that don't merge all three of "they're", "their" and "there". And I type "where" for "we're" often enough that I feel it'd be unfair to do one and not the other... (So yeah, "there" and "they're" are homophones, and so are "where" and "we're", which makes some sort of sense, doesn't it?) -- Tristan.