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пятница, 12 августа 2011 г.

GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU

Трудности английской орфографии в Coollingua упоминались уже не раз. Итак, продолжаем. Ghoti, ghoughphtheightteeau - вы наверняка знаете эти простые слова. Смотрите:


If GH stands for F as in cough,
if O stands for I as in women,
if TI stands for SH as in nation 
then the right way to spell FISH should be GHOTI
George Bernard Shaw
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If GH stands for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbour
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau
The right way to spell POTATO should be GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU!

(Другие возможные варианты написания слова POTATO: GHOUGHPTEIGHBTEAU, GHOUGHPHTHEIGHBTEAU, GHOUGHPTEIGHTTEEAU, GHOUGHBTEIGHPTEAU, GHOUGHBTEIGHPHTHEAU, GHOUGHTTEEIGHPTEAU, и GHOUGHTTEEIGHPHTHEAU)
 
И напоследок:

If an S and an I and an O and a U
With an X at the end spell Su;
And an E and a Y and an E spell I,
Pray what is a speller to do?
Then, if also an S and an I and a G
And an HED spell side,
There's nothing much left for a speller to do
But to go commit siouxeyesighed.

Charles Follen Adams, "An Orthographic Lament"

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