Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 18:04
Larry Sulky skrev:
> I thought it might be more fun to leave the spelling alone and have a > reformed pronunciation, where we define an English dialect that > pronounces words as they are spelt. ---Larry > >
It already exists, but is a dead language, sort of: <> (There are some spelling differences between ME and EarlyModE however: most notably they (alas) replaced _þ_ with th and introduced _ea_ and _oa_ to distinguish /E:/ from _ee_ /e:/ and /O:/ from _oo_ /o:/. Then came the Great Vowel Shift and ruined everything... BTW there was a period in EarlyModE when some writers used _aa_ in words lake _gaat_ 'gate'. A shame it didn't catch on...) -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)