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Re: OT: Re: Why do people in the UK put a u in the word color?

On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 12:48 -0500, Kent West wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> > We should have gone all the way to simplified spelling.
> Surely you've seen that internet "joke" about simplified spelling, where
> the silent e gets dropped, and y's that sound like an i get replaced by
> an i, and the k sound of c is replaced by k, etc? Soon, the sample
> paragraph is pretty much unintelligible. Somewhat amusing. Sorry I don't
> have a link.

It's unintelligible because of the way we've been trained.

Seriously, though, some way to distinguish between long and short 
vowels still must be used, so that joke paragraph (which I also
remember seeing) is a /reducto ad absurdum/.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"I'll call you women instead of girls, just so long as I get paid
more than you do."
Tom Lehrer

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