Latin versus english pronounciation

Leo A. Martin
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:53:41 PDT
> Some may say "well why don't we adjust the spelling to match 
> the pronunciation now?" Two big reasons: first, it would render 
> older literature much more difficult to read;

Uhhh... Who reads it now, since Burnam wood to Dunce in Nayn hath come?

> and second, 
> *which* of many English pronunciations would be selected?

Most people would say, "MINE, of course."

Leo A. Martin
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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