[Spellyans] cledh etc

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Mon Jan 14 11:49:58 GMT 2013

Michael, I agree with this.

On Jan 14, 2013, at 12:20 PM, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 14 Jan 2013, at 10:51, Jon Mills <j.mills at email.com> wrote:
>> Pronouncing <u> as [iː]~[i] is counter-intuitive. Such prescription is not helpful to learners of RLC and derogates against the RLC community.
> 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.
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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