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Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257728] Thu, 09 August 2007 01:43 Go to next message
Littlefoot
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In order to make communication easier, we *could* speak Esperanto here, but not many people use it. IM speak infiltrates more and more (especially through younger Forum population). So, perhaps we should make a compromise which would make everyone happy. More or less.

Something like EU has done.

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European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.


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Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257733 is a reply to message #257728] Thu, 09 August 2007 01:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also, I forgot to mention that aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257760 is a reply to message #257733] Thu, 09 August 2007 02:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very Happy Zis is reli good.

MHE
Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257763 is a reply to message #257760] Thu, 09 August 2007 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No. "Zis is reli god"

David
Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257766 is a reply to message #257728] Thu, 09 August 2007 02:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257777 is a reply to message #257766] Thu, 09 August 2007 02:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To be honest, the final result looks like Dutch to me, so I guess you NL guys will accept this new language easily.
Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257988 is a reply to message #257777] Thu, 09 August 2007 13:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lol for the original post, but rofl for LF's final remark.
No way this is dutch, or anything like it; it is the way Germans pronounce ze English.

By the way, Tom Kyte has a topic on AskTom about the mixing up urban myth. He wrote a little program that mixes up the letters of words, except for the first and last.
Turns out it does not work. It appears that the sentence you used was crafted intentionally.

[Edit: bummer. I only read the last sentence of the first post now. So much for open doors...]

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Re: Which language should we use on OraFAQ Forum? [message #257992 is a reply to message #257728] Thu, 09 August 2007 14:23 Go to previous message
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If the ONLY response to a post using IMspeak was the following:
"Any post using IMspeak is ignored".
It should result in self correcting behavior.
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