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Offline mspart

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Re: Server Issues
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2015, 12:46:53 pm »
Hey - the rules are very simple.  For example, i before e except after c and except when there is some other exception not specifically listed.  Spanish spelling is really easy compared to English spelling. 

Hawaiian is easier yet!!  The Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters: five vowels (long and short) and eight consonants, one of them being a glottal stop (called  Ľokina in Hawaiian).  Pronounciation is another matter when they create very long words.  Puahi, Kamehameha, Mauna Loa, Honolulu are fairly easy. 

Names such as Janice 'Lokelani' Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele are a bit more difficult.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2418171/Janice-Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele-Hawaiian-woman-told-trim-long-doesnt-fit-state-ID-cards.html

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Re: Server Issues
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 12:42:19 am »
Certainly easier than Japanese, although there are only 2,136 kanji characters you have to learn to get through high school. Of course, there are another 983 used only in people's names that you really should know too.

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Re: Server Issues
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2015, 09:02:26 am »
Hey - the rules are very simple.  For example, i before e except after c and except when there is some other exception not specifically listed.  Spanish spelling is really easy compared to English spelling. 

Hawaiian is easier yet!!  The Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters: five vowels (long and short) and eight consonants, one of them being a glottal stop (called  Ľokina in Hawaiian).  Pronounciation is another matter when they create very long words.  Puahi, Kamehameha, Mauna Loa, Honolulu are fairly easy.

As I see it, we need more letters, not fewer.  There are about 44 phonemes, or basic sounds, in English.  Having fewer letters than sounds, you have to compensate with workarounds like multigraphs (i.e. groups of letters which form a single sound).

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Re: Server Issues
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 11:03:55 am »
Certainly easier than Japanese, although there are only 2,136 kanji characters you have to learn to get through high school. Of course, there are another 983 used only in people's names that you really should know too.

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This has always made me wonder about their keyboards. How many characters are on a typical Japanese or Chinese computer keyboard?
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Re: Server Issues
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2015, 03:07:47 pm »
For the Japanese, nowadays their keyboards usually look like ours. Not sure about the Chinese.

http://ethw.org/Word_Processing_for_the_Japanese_Language
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