Friday, May 18, 2012

The Third Party

As many readers of my first post may know, I'm a Libertarian, to where I've even registered as one. The fact is that I've come to see (under my personal conclusion and opinion, others may think differently) that a Third Party would be a godsend for this nation. The problem, however, is that despite how much I love what a lot of third party candidates stand for, they have very little publicity on Television, Radio and hearsay. Even on the internet, one has to do some looking to realize such people exist.

Hence, few people in the US consider a vote for them. A common excuse is that they don't want to waste their vote, despite how much they like the person. This leads me to the conclusion that the reason third parties so seldom win is that the many people that would happily choose them, simply avoid them out of fear of loss, and that a third party could far more easily win if this fear could be removed.

Therefore, I'm thinking of starting an internet group dedicated to the publicizing of third parties in the U.S. While I'm not so good at maintaining groups, this is one cause I'm willing to start for the U.S.

Anyone have thoughts?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My Cyrillo-Latin idea for the American English Alphabet

I'm not sure what prompted me to do this, probably just the want to play with the English language. either way, this was a fun little thing to attempt. This thing's still in its prototype stages, so I'm open to suggestions.

Upon writing down all the possible sounds in American English, I came to realize there are around 12 common vowel sounds and 27 different consonant sounds. So deciding to make a phonetic alphabet, I ended up with 37 letters and two dipthongs. But to make things easier (by using less letters), I made sure certain letters were variant forms of others.

The Alphabet so far:

A - Father
Ӓ - Law, Hawk
Æ - Mash, Camel
B* - Bat, Ball
Ḇ* - Vowel, Ventrilloquist
Г - Gate
Д - Dog, Deer
E - Elf, Red
Ё - Bud, Love
U - Ruin, Spoon
Ú - Weather
Ü - Put, Wood
З - Zoo, Zero
Ӟ - Treasure, Luge
H - Help, Himalayas
T - Talk, Tin
И - Heed, Read
Ӥ - Rift, Pill
Й - Yarn
K - Kepler
L - Looney
M - Munchies
Ƞ - Never, News
Ŋ - Thing, Surfing
O - Lord, Poor
П - Purple, Pants
Ԥ - Fall, Fantastic
Ф** - Philosophy
Р - Rope, Rift
Ш - Simple, Soup
Щ  - Shirt, Shins
Ө or Þ*** - Thistle, Thing
Ӫ or Đ*** - This, Rather
Ч - Church, Child
Ӌ - Jump, Joy
Ц - Gatsby, Pits
Ҵ - Ads, Cards

Dipthong-Vowels: AO makes the "ow" in "fowl," OU makes the "o" in "rope."

The Only Spelling Exception: Plurals end in Ш, EШ, З or EЗ. This especially applies to plural words that would otherwise end in Ц or Ҵ.

Considered letter: ь for a soft sound, like how the T is soft in "at."

*Б for B and В for V are being considered.

**I'm considering taking this out and leaving
Ԥ as its equivalent.

***I am not sure whether as to choose one, the other, or even accept both.

Let me know what you think! I'm always open to suggestions. :)