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(Mental Floss)   Our alphabet was almost full of wynn. (And thorn, and yogh...)   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 13
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2013-12-29 09:22:02 AM  
4 votes:
It's not news, it's futhark.
2013-12-29 03:09:05 AM  
4 votes:
I think this article is posted every six months or so...

It's getting to be a bit of a thorn in my side.

What?
2013-12-28 11:46:48 PM  
3 votes:

cman: Here's a fun fact: the name "Godwin" means "God's joy". The "win" in this word descends from "wynn".


Had do Godwin the Boobies, diddn'tcha?
2013-12-29 12:43:12 PM  
2 votes:
pjmedia.com
2013-12-29 12:09:27 AM  
2 votes:
You ftupid fhithead
2013-12-29 12:02:31 AM  
2 votes:
www.tbray.org-sothoth.
2013-12-29 02:09:35 PM  
1 votes:

cman: Here's a fun fact: the name "Godwin" means "God's joy". The "win" in this word descends from "wynn".


That makes Godwinning a thread even more awesome.
2013-12-29 12:14:11 PM  
1 votes:

Sail The Wide Accountancy: I would prefer another kulling of letters actually.
I think we kould easily slise a few out.

A - B - D - E - F - G - H - I - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z.

I wouldn't remove the X, however, since it's the koolest letter and I don't want to have to order Eks-Men comics. Everything else kan be replaced with other letters. We're down to 23 letters in this alfabet.


You know who else wanted to eliminate Jews?
2013-12-29 12:00:39 PM  
1 votes:
Yes, finally found it:

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.
Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.
Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

http://www.i18nguy.com/twain.html
2013-12-29 11:15:40 AM  
1 votes:

Wenchmaster: Sail The Wide Accountancy: I would prefer another kulling of letters actually.
I think we kould easily slise a few out.

A - B - D - E - F - G - H - I - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z.

I wouldn't remove the X, however, since it's the koolest letter and I don't want to have to order Eks-Men comics. Everything else kan be replaced with other letters. We're down to 23 letters in this alfabet.

How would you make the "ch" sound with letter combinations from this alphabet?


"Kh", as we do now with transliterated Arabic and other languages.
2013-12-29 10:48:36 AM  
1 votes:
I would prefer another kulling of letters actually.
I think we kould easily slise a few out.

A - B - D - E - F - G - H - I - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z.

I wouldn't remove the X, however, since it's the koolest letter and I don't want to have to order Eks-Men comics. Everything else kan be replaced with other letters. We're down to 23 letters in this alfabet.
2013-12-29 07:54:27 AM  
1 votes:
www.bbc.co.uk
2013-12-29 02:11:48 AM  
1 votes:
I use "yogh" quite a bit-it usually precedes vomitting.
 
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