Re: [folkspraak] Digest Number 113
- Using "c" to represent the variations of "ch" was a great idea. Although you
can't just wholesale replace all the sch, sk, ch, and k combinations with sc
and c, I found that doing Find and Replace All with "sch", then "sk", then
"sh" --> "sc" in my excel vocabulary file resulted in a lot of
regularization among the languages.
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BTW, I'm not too keen on "chk" - just looks funny to me. I like "Folksprak".
I'm going to hunt down other rule bound differences among the languages and
come up with "modified" versions of English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish
and Norwegian that eliminate as many spelling differences as possible. If you
have suggestions, post them. For example, replace German SS = T, o PF = P.
The vowels are especially tricky, and I see we're still slugging away at it.
How about we just replace all vowels with the schwa? (just kidding, but it
could help a person more easily see the consonant patterns when comparing
words among the languages)
Opnuseen! (from Aufwiedersehen with heavy Dutch and Scandinavian influence)