Anglish:Strengths

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Speaking and writing in Anglish might be more artsy than practical, but there are a few ways in which Anglish has strengths over normal English.

The Strengths[edit]

Friendlier Compounds

Since normal English leans heavily on Latin and Greek to make compound words, many compounds in English make little sense to native speakers. Anglish on the other hand makes compounds from native words which are more often recognisable, such as birdlore instead of ornithology.

Friendlier Spellings

Since Anglish does away with most words loanwords, there are way fewer exceptions to common spelling rules. Words like chrome and debt simply do not exist in Anglish.

Land–State Distinction

In Anglish you can readily make a distinction between a state and the land it holds. So you can speak of France by saying Frankland, but if you want to speak about the state narrowly you can say Frankrich.

Belief–Adherence Distinction

In Anglish you can readily distinguish between a set of beliefs, and adherence to those beliefs. If you were to say Christlief you would be talking about the religion's doctrine, while if you were to say Christtroth you would be talking about adherence to the religion.

'Eke'

Anglish has the preposition eke, which means "plus/and". It can be used in sentences like "John and Mary eke Tom and Robert will compete next". Technically speaking, normal English could fulfill the same ends with the word "plus", but that would be non-standard. The standard way that English deals with that would be with befuddling wording like "John and Mary, and Tom and Robert".