Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Quite interesting, Linden. How would you write: Grampy Bobby, Boston Lad, Camelot Oasis in Space and Thank you?
Note: Better yet, could you display that entire alphabet in both upper and lower case letters. Thanks. -Bob
I don't propose any alphabetical or spelling overhaul. I simply find 'Þ, þ' appealing, and will use it as a substitution for 'th' in informal contexts. Perhaps it could eventually become þe 27þ letter?
Generally, I like clear and compact writing. 'Þ', to a small degree, increases compactness wiþout sacrificing clarity.
Moderate evolution, not revolution, of language is important. One might also decide to use þe letter eng (an 'n' with a hook) for 'ng', and 'f' for 'ph', as well as tidying up oþer English-language irregularities, but such drastic change would render English unrecognisable. Just using 'þ' is, I þink, a small and positive step.
I feel þat þe situation is þe same wiþ chess. Þe game has gradually changed over þe centuries, þough little for þe last hundred years or so. Furþer alterations to chess should be small and logical, e.g. Seirawan chess is an intelligent evolution to þe game. It is recognisable as chess in þe way þat a radical variant could not be.
Þis is simply my view. What do oþers þink of evolution vs. revolution in language, chess, or indeed wiþ any oþer topic?