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(Daily Telegraph)   Man spends $38,000 inventing the new letter 'Ћ'   (dailytelegraph.com.au) divider line 138
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2013-07-08 06:54:29 PM
Þats very interesting. Þose who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
 
2013-07-08 06:59:19 PM
Good luck with Ћ at
 
2013-07-08 07:00:47 PM
Y?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-07-08 07:31:36 PM
Why not just go back to "Ye"? Would have saved this guy some money.
 
2013-07-08 07:49:37 PM
So this is what it's come to world.

We now have decided its easier to lobby to change our well established alphabet so we can avoid the inconvience of typing 2 letters instead of a new fangled one that combines two well established letters into one. I think it's perfectly reasonable that everyone relearn typing on all new keyboards as long as we save the extra 7 or 8 minutes a lifetime of typing with the new letter would save.

At least when Prince invented a new letter it represent multiple words, nay, it represented a reality, a new way of looking at the world.

So I guess what comes down to is that Australian people need to learn to not to mess with Prince. It will never go well for them, never.
 
2013-07-08 08:11:46 PM
www.fm-base.co.uk

See?  Told ya so, innit?

/obscure?
 
2013-07-08 08:32:12 PM
When I was in medical school, most everyone wrote "with" as a c with a little line over it. After awhile you get used to reading it like that and it's a lot faster to write.

Hey I have no problem with making things shorter to type. omg lol
 
2013-07-08 08:42:09 PM
What?  I thought we'd already switched to the Decabet in the 70s?

i49.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-08 09:52:23 PM
I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.
 
2013-07-08 10:21:02 PM
So would it replace all additions to 'the'?

Like 'thesbians' would be 'Ћ sbians'?

'Then' would be 'Ћ n'?

ScyЋ (that does look pretty cool though)

OЋ r

Man the Scrabble people are going to be pissed about adding those.
 
2013-07-08 10:35:37 PM
Can't we just have everybody learn Interlac?
 
2013-07-08 10:44:13 PM

WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.


Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).
 
2013-07-08 11:07:54 PM

simplicimus: WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.

Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).


I don't see any problem with that.
 
2013-07-08 11:11:26 PM
To which I say,  U+20E0.
 
2013-07-08 11:12:53 PM

WorldCitizen: simplicimus: WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.

Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).

I don't see any problem with that.


Well the Calgon Carbon Corporation would have to change their name.

Think of the little people.
 
2013-07-08 11:13:59 PM

WorldCitizen: simplicimus: WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.

Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).

I don't see any problem with that.


Ok, we go with sirkel and sirka and Kween, etc.
 
2013-07-08 11:14:32 PM
Or I hit space and it auto fills the word for me. That seems a little easier than adding a new letter to keyboards.
 
2013-07-08 11:14:46 PM
Prince immediately sues, makes blueberry pancakes.
 
2013-07-08 11:15:54 PM

FNG: Why not just go back to "Ye"? Would have saved this guy some money.


"Ye" is just a transliteration error of "Þe", so actually he's spent all that money to reinvent the thorn
 
2013-07-08 11:16:40 PM
Þe 27th letter of þe alphabet is Æ - I þough everyone knew þat.
 
2013-07-08 11:19:53 PM

WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.


i.imgur.com
Here's ur modern English
 
2013-07-08 11:20:44 PM
Combining two letters into one letter for no reason other than æsthetics. I'm sure it's been done before.
 
2013-07-08 11:24:17 PM

simplicimus: WorldCitizen: simplicimus: WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.

Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).

I don't see any problem with that.

Ok, we go with sirkel and sirka and Kween, etc.


Unless you pronounce the I short like in "pin," long like in "pine," or like "ee," you'll see where that spelling convention starts to break down, since there is no "I" sound in that first syllable--the only "vowel" is the R.  English speakers don't even use a vowel between the K sound and the L sound in "circle"--the L essentially functions as the vowel there.  Unless you pronounce the second half like "Kell." 

Srkl makes more sense.
 
2013-07-08 11:24:53 PM
Why not just use one letter for any and all words.

Even better, eliminate the alphabet entirely and do all communication in abstract images.

Google tumblr and gimp exist for a reason.
 
2013-07-08 11:26:08 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Why not just use one letter for any and all words.

Even better, eliminate the alphabet entirely and do all communication in abstract images.

Google tumblr and gimp exist for a reason.


freakoutnation.com
 
2013-07-08 11:26:30 PM
I am claiming copyright infringement.  I've used that since high school, back when you took notes by hand.
 
2013-07-08 11:28:37 PM
Θat's one of the dumber θings I've heard lately.
 
2013-07-08 11:29:04 PM
If there's an ASCII code for it, how can it be a new letter?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-07-08 11:32:20 PM
𐑓𐑳𐑒 𐑿 𐑯 𐑞 𐑣𐑹𐑕 𐑿 𐑮𐑴𐑛 𐑦𐑯 𐑪
/Let's see if this works...
 
2013-07-08 11:34:12 PM

austerity101: simplicimus: WorldCitizen: simplicimus: WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.

Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).

I don't see any problem with that.

Ok, we go with sirkel and sirka and Kween, etc.

Unless you pronounce the I short like in "pin," long like in "pine," or like "ee," you'll see where that spelling convention starts to break down, since there is no "I" sound in that first syllable--the only "vowel" is the R.  English speakers don't even use a vowel between the K sound and the L sound in "circle"--the L essentially functions as the vowel there.  Unless you pronounce the second half like "Kell." 

Srkl makes more sense.


I know, but I thought sirkel would make the point easier to see.
 
2013-07-08 11:35:02 PM
Need a letter for meh,
 
2013-07-08 11:36:04 PM
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Wait, how is this "new" if Arial already has a glyph for it?  What am I missing?
 
2013-07-08 11:37:18 PM

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Oh fark you you worthless comment box. -_-
 
2013-07-08 11:37:37 PM
No Ћ anks.
 
2013-07-08 11:38:07 PM
No Telegraph, I don't want your farking cookies.

i2.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-08 11:38:35 PM
This thread needs Eurotrip safeword.
 
2013-07-08 11:39:48 PM
It's pronounced "tuh."
 
2013-07-08 11:39:54 PM

WegianWarrior: Þe 27th letter of þe alphabet is Æ - I þough everyone knew þat.


Everyone knows that the only use for Þ is to make awesome smiley faces to pick up chicks while playing yahoo checkers circa 1996.

: Þ

/loves me that alt-0222
// @}----------
/// used to play starcraft as O-|-(
 
2013-07-08 11:40:08 PM
I'm thinking this guy is Aussie, let them add it to their dictionary. I speak American anyway.

//was in Spain when they decided to eliminate the letters, "ch", "ll", & "rr". It was kind wired to go to that alphabet with 27 letter after having 30.
////should probably add this letter "ñ" first.
 
2013-07-08 11:40:42 PM
Stupid.  There are already perfectly good letters out there for that like Þ and Ð from Nordic sources and Θ from Greek.  If you're going to borrow a letter, at least make sure it actually sounds like what you're trying to express.  The Cyrillic Ђ actually sounds like "J".
 
2013-07-08 11:42:31 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Why not just use one letter for any and all words.


why don't Marklar take their marklar and go back to their marklar?
 
2013-07-08 11:49:40 PM
 I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.
Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).Don't forget /x/ (eks). or (z)
 
2013-07-08 11:51:26 PM

WegianWarrior: Þe 27th letter of þe alphabet is Æ - I þough everyone knew þat.


You're using a thorns where you should be using eths.

Remember, ðere are two ways to pronounce the "th" combination.  It's a tricky þing.
 
2013-07-08 11:51:27 PM

Chiquidin: I'm thinking this guy is Aussie, let them add it to their dictionary. I speak American anyway.

//was in Spain when they decided to eliminate the letters, "ch", "ll", & "rr". It was kind wired to go to that alphabet with 27 letter after having 30.
////should probably add this letter "ñ" first.


"Ñ" never made sense to me when I was told in grade school that spelling in Spanish was so logical and sensible.  You don't need a separate letter for that.  You can do it just fine with "NY".
 
2013-07-08 11:51:47 PM

haemaker: Þats very interesting. Þose who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.


It's not news, it's Futhark.

/cannot believe that one is post 42.
 
2013-07-08 11:58:29 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: If there's an ASCII code for it, how can it be a new letter?

/dnrtfa


Came to say this.
 
2013-07-08 11:59:35 PM
i thought it was equal to 1.05457173 × 10-34 m2 kg / s
 
2013-07-09 12:01:19 AM

LaughingRadish: Chiquidin: I'm thinking this guy is Aussie, let them add it to their dictionary. I speak American anyway.

//was in Spain when they decided to eliminate the letters, "ch", "ll", & "rr". It was kind wired to go to that alphabet with 27 letter after having 30.
////should probably add this letter "ñ" first.

"Ñ" never made sense to me when I was told in grade school that spelling in Spanish was so logical and sensible.  You don't need a separate letter for that.  You can do it just fine with "NY".


Spanish is more phonetic than English. It took me awhile as well. I spent many hours trying to understand the "zeta" (theta as it is in Castilian) while some words had the "z" and others the "c" (conocer for example when it is conjugated...
Anyway I found Spanish much easier to follow and learned much more about English in the process, both verbal an grammatical.

I guess the ñ would help out for those that came here legally. I know where I work the issue of a "correct spelling" of a person's name becomes a huge deal because our programs at work will not allow for the ñ.

///Munoz is not Muñoz. Just saying.
 
2013-07-09 12:01:26 AM
Doubleplusgood news everyone!

/got nuthin'
 
2013-07-09 12:01:35 AM

WorldCitizen: simplicimus: WorldCitizen: I'm all for modernizing the English alphabet to make it more phonetic. Just adding extra letters to replace entire words seems a bit foolish.

Some dangers in modernizing. So long "c", (either s or k, depending on the word) and "q" (kw).

I don't see any problem with that.


Hmmm... No "c"? Normally, I'd be for it, but it kould be a problem in spelling words with a "ch" in them (chalk, cheese, chain, church...) unless you kept the "c" as only used with "h" in those sirkumstanses.
 
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