Re: Oxford proposes a leaner alphabet

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 15:51:04 CST

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    On 1 Apr 2009, at 22:54, John H. Jenkins wrote:

    > It doesn't come from Mark Twain. The source of this is ultimately
    > Dolton Edwards' "Meihem in ce Klasrum", which first appeared in the
    > September 1946 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. The ISFDB notes
    > that this is, "short and popular, so frequently retyped / copied
    > online, often mutated and mis-attributed." See also <
    > >.

    OK. Thank you. I had my doubts myself. I just copied it from the net.
    But it is very illustrative of the problems of spelling reform and
    language design.


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