--- On Wed, 11/30/11, Michael Everson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> >> By "taken seriously" I was really referring to
> someone who honestly believes their new or favorite auxlang
> has a chance to become the lingua franca of planet Earth. 
> > 
> > In other words, as long as the politics of auxlanging
> is not taken seriously. Chafes rather less!
> Agreed. I still have hopes for English spelling reform
> though. ;-)


I'd rather see English pronunciation reform! Hearing Chaucer in a good
ME reading is indeed musike soote. Just have to tweak the consonants a
bit and shift the vowels all back and all of a sudden, all the spelling
makes sense again!