>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Kent writes:

>> I really wish they had kept the old character like the thorn
>> and eth!

Mark> They kept the script shorter.

In addition, they distinguish two different sounds, which are now both
represented by a single "th", which is thus overloaded.

Mark> Also the ae character was nice, and the long S character,
Mark> too. Modern alphabets are quite boring by comparison.

Sigh... why did they give up something for no good reasons?

We Chinese won't make the same mistake. We have our characters, which
function very well for our language. We won't give them up for a
Romanized script.

Lee Sau Dan u ~{@nJX6X~}

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