Would you support a new writing system for English?

Would you support a new (better) writing system for English?

  • Yes, major changes

    Votes: 3 9.4%
  • Yes, but only minor changes

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • No, it's too much trouble

    Votes: 12 37.5%
  • No, it's fine how it is

    Votes: 9 28.1%
  • Don't care/don't know

    Votes: 2 6.3%

  • Total voters
    32
Smurf said:
??? The Poll is EXACTLY how I would've predicted..

I think it'd be too much bother to change the language without having complete co-operation from the (international) education system. However I think it would be great to create an 'international' language. Latin alphabet of course, but all the rules and grammar would be based on logical connections.
Esperanto
Apearantly though there are more people who speak klingon then there are who speak esperanto. :rofl:
 

honestrosewater

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Smurf said:
??? The Poll is EXACTLY how I would've predicted..

I think it'd be too much bother to change the language without having complete co-operation from the (international) education system. However I think it would be great to create an 'international' language. Latin alphabet of course, but all the rules and grammar would be based on logical connections.
You may see more support, or at least more pressure, for reforming English as it grows in popularity and more people have problems learning it. The IPA is already used for all spoken languages; The alphabet and rules are the same for English, French, Italian, Swahili, Tolkapaya Yavapai, etc. If you learn the system, you can read and write with it in all of these languages. Of course, you have to learn their lexicon and grammar; I mean you use the same alphabet and such, so you can read a word (and sentence) immediately and know how to pronouce it, even if you have no idea what it means; you also would know how to spell a word once you hear it and so on. Think of how much easier that would make learning new languages. :smile:
 
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TheStatutoryApe said:
Esperanto
Apearantly though there are more people who speak klingon then there are who speak esperanto. :rofl:
:!!) I found my new summer project.

I LOVE wikipedia!

Edit: I intend to learn esperanto, not klingon. :rolleyes: (although am considering learning wookie)
 
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brewnog

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Rimmer from Red Dwarf tried to learn Esperanto. That should give you a vague idea of what would happen to you should you try and learn it. Because we all know sitcoms are real.
 
All the signs about the ship on Red Dwarf were in Esperanto.
 

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