Question about Devera

Wed Mar 5 08:05:55 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Turkel [mailto:zizban at adelphia.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 09:48
> To: dragaera at dragaera.info
> Subject: Re: Question about Devera
> On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 09:42 AM, Jag wrote:
> <snipped>
> > It seems that more of your arguments boil down to a phonetic alphabet
> > would be difficult to understand.  Well, I'll state the claim that a
> > phonetic alphabet would be no different from the spoken word, so any
> > argument about why english is not good with a phonetic language, is an
> > argument about why english is not good as a spoken language.  And
> > english seems to have served just fine as a spoken language for a good
> > number of centuries.
> >
> > Jag
> English has a long and twisted history which led to its current state.
> First English, despite, everything, is still a Germanic lanquage, not a
> Romance lanquage. Way back, Old English was very much a dialect of
> German but it evolved and the French via William I got involved, piling
> on all sorts of Frenchisms.

They surrendered their language too?  The shock is too much.
*staggers with hand on heart*
Elizabeth! I'm comin' to see ya now, honey.

Later, greek and latin words were piled on.
> Now we have a mess but a wonderful mess. I mean, how many laquages made
This is an interesting looking with which word that I am not familiar.
Would you elaborate your meaning ?

> D'oh an official word?

Official slang ?  Official noise ?  Meaningful mouthing (tm) ?

I reiterate the opinion that syntax and "official correctness" are
secondary objectives to getting ones *meaning* across to the recipient.
Look everyone -- t he horse is back from the Paths. Hit him again! *whack


"I am Homer of Borg. Resistance is Futile.
 You will be assimil..... oooh! Donuts."