Re: Oxford proposes a leaner alphabet

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 19:46:45 CST

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    Eric Muller wrote:

    > Hans Aberg wrote:
    >> Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a
    >> lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
    > It took at bit longer for the French orthography to reach perfect
    > spelling, but I can attest that the result is liberating.
    Perfect spelling? Others may differ, but for me it's some of the Gaelic
    languages, which have managed to completely free the orthography of the
    hegemony of pronunciation, so that spelling need not bear any
    resemblance at all to how the word is said.


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