Re: English Spelling

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Dec 08 1999 - 16:30:19 EST

"Reynolds, Gregg" wrote:

> [I]t's actually highly rational, but it is
> designed for native speakers, not those who needed a phonemic transcription.

Most of it. But if a fairly small number of irregularities are repaired
(there is no reason why there should be nine different pronunciations of
"-ough"), it would be far more so.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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