OT: en orthography (was: en-GB-oxford)

Mark Crispin mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Mon Jun 16 11:05:13 CEST 2003

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, John Cowan wrote:
> Given the
> huge number of such distinctions still remaining in American English, of
> which -able vs. -ible probably gives the most trouble, it is a question
> why he bothered.

That's like saying that the 20th century reform of Japanese orthography
wasn't worth the bother because the particles "wa" and "e" are still
written as "ha"  and "he", and the particle "o" is still written as "wo"
even though standard Japanese never pronounces.

-- Mark --

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