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I could have sworn I recently saw a T’au to English alphabet. Has anyone made a T’au font for Google Docs or Word?

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There is a tau to english alphabet in the tau codex, it would only take some enterprising individual a moderate amount of effort to scan in the page and seperate it out into its own typeset.

However, the tau apparently do not have an understanding of the letters Q and Z
   
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 GeckoDragon wrote:
There is a tau to english alphabet in the tau codex, it would only take some enterprising individual a moderate amount of effort to scan in the page and seperate it out into its own typeset.

However, the tau apparently do not have an understanding of the letters Q and Z

They probably do that for Z so they wouldn’t have to decide whether T’au say “zee” or “zed.”

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 Apple Peel wrote:

They probably do that for Z so they wouldn’t have to decide whether T’au say “zee” or “zed.”


I like to think that they just have no understanding of the concept whatsoever, they hear rumours and gather up hapless imperial prisoners and hold them up against the wall screaming "TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE Q"

Diplomats and spies on all corners of the empire trying desperately to gather knowledge of the Z

Their finest scientists study for years, but in vain. The ethereal asks them of their progress and they can only shake their heads. Some knowledge is beyond even the T'au
   
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This reminded me of a website I once read.

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/futurelang.php under the "Spelling and Grammar" heading.
For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.

Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
I like to imagine that the T'au dropped useless letters a long time ago.

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https://www.docdroid.net/dwpTimc/expanded-tau-lexicon-2018-ver-21.pdf

a dictionary/lexicon

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There is a T'au font. It's a .ttf font and installs to any windows machine easily (I don't know about macs, I don't use them). Word (or any other ap/utility that has access to the font library) can use it from the drop down menu after it is installed.

https://www.1001freefonts.com/tau.font

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 BaconCatBug wrote:
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This reminded me of a website I once read.

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/futurelang.php under the "Spelling and Grammar" heading.
For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.

Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
I like to imagine that the T'au dropped useless letters a long time ago.


That's great! I just spent most of last year teaching English to Vietnamese kids, and it was a real effort to get them to grasp the concept that spelling in English is a just load of irrational nonsense, and that they needn't feel bad for finding it difficult.
   
 
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