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Am i the only one who actually pronounces the initial 'p' in
'ptherodactyl'? (But, now that i think of it, not the one in 'pneumonia')

2015-03-16 13:23 GMT-03:00 Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]>:

> Cute.  Obnoxious, but very cute.
>
> Adam
>
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Returning to some old time orthographic conventions, and mixing them up
> in
> > novel ways we could create something that could be called "Obfuscated
> > English".
> >
> > Take a particular sound and list all the ways that sound can be spelled.
> > Then shuffle around the representations of that sound so that every word
> > has some spelling other than its own original one. For example:
> >
> > half -> haff
> > staff -> staugh
> > laugh -> laph
> > graph -> gralf
> >
> > new -> nwo
> > two -> tue
> > blue -> bloe
> > shoe -> shoo
> > too -> tew
> >
> > gnu -> knu
> > knife -> nife
> > north -> pnorth
> > pneumonia -> gneumonia
> >
> > coat -> koat
> > kick -> quick
> > quiche -> chiche
> > chemistry -> cemistry
> >
> > tame -> ptame
> > pterodactyl -> therodactyl
> > thyme -> tyme
> >
> > The spellings must have a precedent in conventional English orthography
> but
> > each new word must be as different as possible from the conventional
> > spelling of that word. (Think of Shaw's "ghoti")
> >
> > Of course there would be no consistency, and learning the new orthography
> > would be a matter of learning each word as an exception, but we already
> do
> > that with much of English, so that should be no problem.
> >
>