Some deep thoughts are going on at the Palace.

The Royal Family is tweeting about what a perfect alphabet would look like, and how far the English alphabet varies from this ideal. And are there any redundant letters?

Hedvig, Ben, and Daniel are here to help on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

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An answer from Larry Trask
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More from Larry Trask
https://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/message-details1.cfm?asklingid=200314948

THE HISTORY OF LETTER G – Rodrigo Peñaloza – Medium
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https://www.britannica.com/topic/G-letter

What language has the most phonetic alphabet, and which language has the most unphonetic alphabet (besides English)? – Quora
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Kollektivet: Music Video – ÆØÅ (Size Matters)

‘Presidential harassment’: Trump lashes out as inquiries step up
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Google open-sources ClusterFuzz, a tool that has uncovered 16,000 bugs in Chrome | VentureBeat
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Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,’ Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry
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With the Green New Deal, Democrats Present a Radical Proposition for Combatting Climate Change | The New Yorker
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A ‘Green New Deal’ sounds like pie in the sky. But we need it. – The Washington Post
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