[Spellyans] cledh etc

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 14 14:26:22 GMT 2013


> There are millions of Germans who pronounce "Vögel" as /feːgəl/ and "grün" as /griːn/ and they don't seem to be too put out by it. 
> 
> Of course, if you want to massively double the orthographic options by having duplicates like tus/tîs for this incredibly frequent phoneme, you can. But I don't think it would be good for the language in the long term.
> 
> Yes. RLC users have to learn what the graph ‹u› means. Just as they have to learn what ‹dh› means, and ‹gh› and all the rest. Learners, they learn.


On 14 Jan 2013, at 11:49, Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com> wrote:

> Michael, I agree with this.

I knew you would, you Austrian, you. ;-) 

(By the way my edition of Alice in Viennese German has appeared. Did you get a notice of that?)

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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