Question about Devera

Tue Mar 4 17:49:04 PST 2003

Philip Hart wrote:
> Korean is held up as an example of the way to establish a
> sensible writing system instead of evolving a mishmash like
> most languages.  IIRC King So-and-so got a committee together,
> came up with something logical and simple, and imposed it.

I am told, however, that the educated classes continued to use classical
Chinese writing for more formal documents (poetry etc.).

> On the subject of messes, I recently learned about some words
> in French which change their gender or basic meaning when plural...

IIRC there are three words which change gender with number in general
use, but the only one I can ever remember is "orgue".

It's no worse than dealing with some of the more irregular Greek

James Burbidge			jamesandmary.burbidge at sympatico.ca