Peter T. Daniels wrote:

>Regarding Sampson, "What's good is not new, and what's new is not good."
Like they say in the papers, "if it's news to you, it's news to us." At
the time when I read the book, it was something I had not yet heard.

>English spelling is widely regarded as quasi-logographic (giving rise to
>the "whole word" method of Leaving Every Child Behind), and it most
>certainly is not "horrendously inconsistent" or "in no wise a system"!
There are some deeply-buried consistencies that are hard to tease out,
certainly. Sami is Finnish, so he's used to a nearly all-phonemic
spelling system, and he also has a tendency to get polemical...