Rule 3: Invoke the famous 'magic e' - and drop it


The 'magic e' is a famous rule in English.  In Rule 2 we 'invoked it', in Rule 3, we lose it.  It is not quite that simple though as there are other 'lazy' letter 'e's.  Some serve Rule 2, others only make enunciation 'lazy.'  Lose them, unless pronounced.

N9l delivers a quality of perfected character over time.  The better your enunciation, the purer your N9l will be.  Standing in the way of that is these lazy word endings that just...seem...to...let...words....(and characters)....drift.

The 'Magic e's are easy enough to lose because we already invoked them in Rule 2 and changed the 'long vowel' sound to the capital character.  Here, we just drop them.  

But there is more to it than that, and there are exceptions to deal with.  This article on the 'How to Spell' website says "When the academics decided to put the silent 'e' at the end of words to indicate a long vowel sound they ignored these old words."

Now, I'm not entirely sure who 'the academics' are, but it is a certainty that certain words have been left out of the 'magic e' rule leaving us with our first real philosophical conundrum with N9l: what to do with those exceptions - does one modify the phonetic, or do we lose those 'lazy 'e's?

Lets look at some easy examples first to see what happens when we eliminate them either under an extension of Rule 2 before we look at the trickier ones.

​example  ->  rule 1:  examPle  ->  rule 2:  XamPle    -> rule 3:  XamPl
here we have the 'full N9l' translation of 'example'.

With the trailing 'e', one can linger at the end of the word without any reference to the 'e', extending the 'l' sound somewhat. It can often sound like 'exampel' in the way that many speakers pronounce it.  When we get rid of it, the 'l' is 'perfected' meaning it becomes a 'perfect l' sound tightly pronounced with the preceding P.  XamPl.  

N9l is such that if you pronounce, or want the word pronounced, with an 'el' sound at the end, you would of course just follow Rule 2 and make it a capital - so it would look like this 'XamPL.'  The point being that the reader would know exactly how to pronounce the word as intended, removing ambiguity even if they pronounce it differently from you. 

You can get involved in influencing such conventions and philosophy if it interests you later when the Character Garden opens.

reasonable -> rule 1: ​reasonable  ->  rule 2: rEsonable   
in this case the first 'a' makes us 'say' the character E

Conclusion

ilove/ glove/ above/ have /come/ some/ none / oven/ cover/ glove/ to live exceptions

Notice the changes in the time and emphasis of words as you make the effort to say the characters.  In short order you will make them much clearer. The more you can 'perfect' saying the capital the better your N9l will be.

You may also have been thinking of words and noticed obvious syntax rules or exceptions jumping to mind quite quickly.  Don't worry - the later rules will satisfy you!

If you are getting at all excited by the possibilities yet, there will be plenty chance for you to practice communicating in N9l with others, get on board to help with resolving syntax questions and unraveling further translations.  

You will even be able to studying some of the rich philosophy behind N9l and its relationship with the other latin alphabet languages in the Character.Garden which will be opening its doors soon.

Some Philosophy of N9l

It is interesting that even the foremost 'authorities' on the English language acknowledge its lack of clear foundation and ongoing oversight:

This article in the Oxford online dictionaries details this somewhat in acknowledging it is the only major language without an academy or body to oversee its rules and development.   This, and the also-mentioned fact that even the idea of 'correct spelling' in english is a 'new' concept only a few centuries old.

What this tells us is that the ​endless contradictions and seemingly daft spellings (words where the characters do not accurately tell you how to pronounce a word) are a product of chaos rather than order, and that a natural order is still arising within the language.

N9l suggests an order that is mutually agreeable on a phonetic and true-to-character basis, making the language easier to learn, to speak, and to read properly.

N9l also follows naturally from the linguistic 'transitional extremism'​ of random and chaotic use of capitals and number in text and e-speak in recent years.  N9l is a suggested 'stabilised,' mutually agreeable stable language form for this that can be read and used by anyone who can read the alphabet.

​are -> rule 1: are -> rule 2:  Re  (<- rule 3 example)

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