Not long after the last generation to use is has died. I've heard the comment that we shouldn't spell rough with an 'f' because it would make Shakespeare roll in his grave. Odd considering that Shakespeare spelled ruff with one or two 'f's. People are taught about this older literature and not told that orthography was different. They assume that we've been using the same "official" spellings for centures, when the "official" rules have slowly been changing. -----Original Message----- From: Nik Taylor [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 7:24 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Part 2 Why my conlangs SUCK!!! And, I'm sure that children would learn at least a little about the old spelling, or at least that there *was* an old orthography. So, if they see old shows, and there's a reference to the illogical spelling, they'd just chalk it up to "That must've been one of the weird things about the old way"