COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE "FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL DE POLO"
By Revathy Siga
The game of polo due to its own characteristics and inherent degree of danger requires perhaps more than any other sport that its rules be strictly followed by all participants. It is therefore necessary that polo rules conform internationally.
The Federation International de Polo (FIP) have announced that agreement has finally been reached with the Hurlingham Polo Association to adopt English as the preferred language for international communications, rather than Spanish or Hindi, which were the other possibilities.
As part of the negotiations, the Indian Polo Association conceded that English spelling
had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for implementation of what will be known as
In the first year, "s" will be used instead of soft "c". Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard "c" will be replaced with "k". Not only will this Klear up Konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replased by "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20 per sent shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Polo Associations will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al will agre that the horible mes of silent"e"s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.
By the fourth year, Polo peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" by "z" and "w" by "v".
During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords Kontaining "ou", and similar changes vud of Kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of
After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no more trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer on ze polo
Ze drem vil finali kum tru - iniciacion del juego.
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