At 09:12 PM 7/4/2001, David Starner wrote:
>Since a formal proposal has been made to include Shavian in ISO 10646, I
>went looking sites for information about Shavian. I questioned whether it
>was actually readable - it certainly didn't seem to fulfill the claims of
>legibility that were made for it.

I learned to read it in a few days from the biscriptal edition of Androcles
and the Lion.

>After reading some of the web pages deriding the Latin script's suitability
>for writing English, I started to wonder if anyone has ever seriously
>proposed a Latin phonetic script for English. There may not be a letter for
>sh in English, but there is in Esperanto and Czech. There's a letter for
>most English sounds that are normally ambigious or digraphic in writing, in
>some language that uses the Latin script. To my untrained (and probably
>highly biased) eye, the Latin script looks to be one of the most readable in
>the world, so English may as well stay with it. Has such a proposal been

Yes. See "Meihem in ce klasrum", by Dolton Edwards, at
"This was originally published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1946, after
the terms of George Bernard Shaw's will had come to light."

>David Starner - dstarner98@...

Edward Cherlin
"A knot! Oh, do let me help to undo it."
Alice in Wonderland