Jul. 11th, 2006 11:51 am
p0tat0es: (Tocharian)
Polish is a bitch of a language to pronounce.
p0tat0es: (Tocharian)
Would it be redundant to italicize the word 'emphatically'? Ya know, to, like, put emphasis on it?

I ask because I was rereading an email I sent to my boss where I did just that. And now it is going to haunt me forever and ever.
p0tat0es: (Tocharian)
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.
p0tat0es: (Default)
I basically have no knowledge of Portugese whatsoever. What function does the tilde serve over o and a?

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