> -----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 whack* W "I am Homer of Borg. Resistance is Futile. You will be assimil..... oooh! Donuts."