[ExI] need a new word/suffix
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 20:45:05 UTC 2016
re Shavian alphabet
The problem I see is just like what happened to Esperanto and the Dvorak
keyboard: people spent a lot of time devising these and to no ultimate
purpose. No big authority like the government adopted them. No schools
taught them because nobody said they had to.
Just as Windows people want to cling to the Start box, there's a lot of
inertia in language. Words like 'smog' got picked up rapidly by other
meteorologists and they got national attention, so it was easy to move that
into the language.
I agree that in the long run, antiquated spelling will eventually get
replaced, but WHEN? How to popularize?
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