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Essorant
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0 posted 11-17-2002 10:43 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Why did english discard the letters (ash), (eth), & (thorn)?  
If we use or instead of "Th" it would use up less computer byte, less ink, less hand writing time, space and energy--it all adds up! And we'd have choice of either of the two letters, instead of just one couple.  I think   speaks for itself--it has an uprightness and statliness about it that adds nice complement.
We should keep them...not throw them away...
What do you think?  

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I think it's too late.
Essorant
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No its not--we can revive em   
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quote:
...we can revive em
We have enough problems trying to get people to use the language as it's currently dictated properly!
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4 posted 11-26-2002 12:39 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

That's because the teachers teach grammar with words and phrases that are too long for decent understanding.  How can anyone remember what hyper superordinating conductive interconjunctitional acrobatic articles are?  Or subjunctive hypocoordinading predicating prepositional compound moods of words are?  There is too much to remember all of it gets into a jumble, in my mind.

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