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  • nick_hempshall
    ko no-facili pe grafo u inglisc-lingua per plu latino litera. u-ci lingua habe ad mini mo-bi elementa vokali soni e bi-bi elementa no- vokali soni sed u
    Message 1 of 1 , May 25, 2008
      ko no-facili pe grafo u inglisc-lingua per plu latino litera. u-ci
      lingua habe ad mini mo-bi elementa vokali soni e bi-bi elementa no-
      vokali soni sed u latino alfabeti habe solo pen litera pro plu vokali
      e mo-sixa pro plu elementa no-vokali. tri-cetera litera (c,q,x) habe
      no-nece, j funktio pro no-elementa soni, e i-greko pro vokali e pro
      no-vokali. pe nece habe inter tet- e pen-ze litera te grafo boni pan
      soni inklude plu no-elementa soni. luci, plu bi-litera e plu ge-
      makula litera eqa u mode de grafo; qi ne habe maxi boni.

      U drama-grafo-pe, sr *bernard shaw*, dona valuta po an morta pro
      kompeti de designa u neo alfabeti de tet-ze alo ma litera; qi sio
      habe ma simpli, ma tako de grafo, e mei lati. u vikto designa
      monstra se per tri speci tipo-pe tipo-ra, oligo pusi preci facili
      fero grafo-me, e poli ex-manu ge-grafo grama ex inglisc-lingua-pe de
      tet kontinenta.

      nu-di per pute-me ko fo-facili pe pote tipo u lekto-ma per ali
      alfabeti, sed u reti, plu e-grama e plu telefono textu a-nu ne holo
      funktio per *unicode* alo plu alterna alfabeti, e pluso pe grafo per
      plu neo alfabeti (minus per stilo) solo ko ma tenta alo ko ma preci.
      u-ci-co feno u du-fragma anti uti, klu de uti pluso de latino
      alfabeti.



      The roman alphabet is a rather poor tool for writing English. Spoken
      English has 22 simple consonants for which only 16 symbols are
      available, and at least 12 simple vowels for which only 5 symbols are
      available. Three of the remaining symbols are surplus to requirements
      (C, Q and X), J stands for a compound sound and Y does double service
      representing a consonant and a vowel. Adding symbols for compound
      sounds and the diphthongs means that English requires an alphabet of
      between 40 and 50 symbols. Clearly filling this gap with digraphs or
      accented roman letters is a less than optimal solution.

      Bernard Shaw left money in his will for the design of such a new
      alphabet of 40+ new, simple and less space- and time-consuming
      symbols. The result appearing in the form of printers' type in 3
      styles, a cheap portable typewriter and in handwritten correspondance
      by English speakers spread over four continents.

      With the advent of the computer age, publishing in any symbol set has
      become remarkably easy, though webpages, emails and sms remains
      problematical until Unicode becomes universally standard.
      Nevertheless recording text of this kind is always going to take a
      lot of effort and/or extra expense and this is very likely to prove
      to be a permanent barrier to its adoption, even as a parallel system
      of writing.
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