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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: The Letter "Z" Will Be Removed from the English Al
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Have a look at this. May be something which we should know about.

The Letter "Z" Will Be Removed from the English Alphabet - by Daniel Scocco

Surprising as it sounds, it looks like the English alphabet will be losing one of its letters on June 1st. The announcement came from the English Language Central Commission (ELCC).

Here is a quote from the press release:

After carefully considering and debating the matter for over two years, the ELCC came to the conclusion that the letter "Z" should be removed from the English alphabet. The main objective of this change is to simplify the phonetic aspect of the language, and to unify the American and British spellings.

What will happen to the words that have the letter "z" in them? It depends on the word. According to the ELCC, words that started with a "z" will now start with an "x". Examples include:

. zero becomes xero
. zoo becomes xoo
. zone becomes xone
. zodiac becomes xodiac
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Words that featured a "z" with the "s" sound, on the other hand, will now be officially written with the "s" (i.e., unifying the American and British spelling). Examples include:

. visualize becomes visualise
. analyze becomes analyse
. materialize becomes materialise

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-letter-z-will-be-removed-from-the-english-alphabet/
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject:
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interesting as it is,
I don't think there is an 'English Language Central Commission'.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject:
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Yeah, it's intresting and I was not very sure about the 'thruhtness" of this article so thought to post here to know if others have heard about it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject:
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Haven't heard before but if it is going to happen ....
Its huge huge change in all IT apps....
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject:
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And how will be able to signal sleep

Zzzzzzzzzzzz can't become Xxxxxxxxxx as X is used for kisses. Interesting icon_lol.gif

Unfortunately I can't open the page, but was it posted on April 1st by chance.
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How come IT is affected? And I believe you didn't mean Income Tax Department! icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject:
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Anuj Dhawan wrote:
How come IT is affected? And I believe you didn't mean Income Tax Department! icon_biggrin.gif

I ment in the databases\application onlines etc...

expat wrote:
And how will be able to signal sleep

Zzzzzzzzzzzz can't become Xxxxxxxxxx as X is used for kisses. Interesting icon_lol.gif
chance.

LOL.. Really couldn't stop laughing.. . icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject:
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It was posted before April 1, expat. May be a potential April1 joke icon_smile.gif. There is other link posted in that thread
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Viking Bastard on April 1, 2010 10:49 pm The Icelandic alphabet used to have the Z, but it was removed from the language through laws set by the Icelandic parliament in 1972 (which went into effect in 1974). The parliament debates are legendary and were very fierce.

The rationale for the expulsion actually mirrors the reasons given in that article pretty well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z#Usage


Disclaimer: Above text is from an "unkown user to me" - however, I think, as it's available on web I can distribute that in some Public Forum. If the original user wants me to delete this, s/he can contact me using this Forum. In any case, it's quoted without any wrong-intension.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject:
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Most certainly an April Fools joke.
The 50 first replies to the article are dated April 1!
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I am glad I speak and write AMERICAN and not english, have the Canadians and Australians agreed to this?
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And what about the New Xealanders? What did they say?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply to: The Letter "Z" Will Be Removed from the
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They said "G'Day". . .
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Robert Sample wrote:
And what about the New Xealanders? What did they say?

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: The Letter "Z" Will Be Removed from the
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Only ewe. . .
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That sounds like one scared sheep ... New Xealand, where men are men and sheep are .... scared.
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