English Edyucāshnl Orttorutiz r not suporting speling riform.               6.4.2011     
Roy W. Blain


Tu establish th ifectiv simplificāshn ov English speling wen yuzing th Sayspel orttografi in plās ov th autdātd  IPA, wē r prezentli contacting Scūlz nd Cer Hōmz wer th contrast bitwēn Traditional speling nd Sayspel speling wud b xpōzd bī tū difrnt āj grūps.  Sayspel  fonetics iz cmparabl with fonetics az aplīd in Italian, Finish, Spanish, Portugese nd uthr European langwijz in respect tu its simplisiti nd ēz ov lurnin.  Sayspel iza hyumaniteriun project in that matiriul wil b suplīd at lō cost or frē; nd profit, if avalubl, rē-investd in nyu matiriul. Bicoz ov its yus ov spās sāving fētyrz such az dīacritics nd silabics, wer th schwa simbl u iz omitd in fāvr ov th silabic az in; litl, bigr, gardn, wontd, etc., ttrū wich a significnt 10% in tīm nd spās iz sāvd.

Th tēching rāt iz fastr bicoz ther r rerli tū wāz ov speling a spōcn saund nd rerli tū wāz ov pronaunsing a specific speling. Th frustrāshn ov dēling with unpridictubl spelingz az iz th cās with Tradishnl speling iz iliminātd. Ovr th last sentyuri ther hav bēn scorz ov English speling riformrz.  Mōst ov them hav bēn abandnd , uthrz r not cmplētd . Posibli th tū mōst sucsesfl propōzlz sō far hav bēn:

1)(‘American Spelling’ bī  Ed  Rondthaler) ov th American Literacy  Council 2003. 2)(‘New Spelling 90’ editd bī L. R. Fennelly with mīnr editing bī Fred Schwartz 2001) on bihahf ov th Simplified Spelling Society in London. In bōtt cāsz, bī ignoring th practicl yus ov macronz, ther outtografiz foul short ov tācing th opurtyuniti tu divelup th maximum xpēdiunsi posibl in fāvr ov a riformd English langwij.

Th isyu ov prūving th ifectivnus ov Sayspel iz mād dificult bī edyucāshnl outtoritiz hū dū not wish tu sē a simplificāshn ov English speling. Ther rēznz r verius. A)  Thā themselvz can oulredi spel wel nd dōnt wish tu rēlurn speling.  B)  Thā r mācing a gud living frm tēching por spelrz. C)  Thā hav lurnd English speling th hard wā nd bilēv uthrz shud fās th sām cāos. D) Thā hav a speling reform ov ther ōn wich thā bilēv iz betr!  Th fact that hundrdz ov miliunz ov th wurldz por popyulāshnz wud b ābl tu lurn in tū yirz ttrū Sayspel wot wud uthrwīz tāc ten yirz lurning an adiqut Tradishnl English vocabyuluri. This iz th prūf wē r trīing tu provīd ttrū aprōpriut Scūlz nd aprōpriut Cer Hōmz. Az long az edyucāshnl outtoritiz (hū r fuli awer ov th nēd fr speling riform) bloc aur advans tuwordz lojicl fonetic cnsistnsi, th longr th wurld  must wāt fr a sensibl English speling sistm. Sayspel nd Traditional spelingz lurnd in paralel with ēch uthr iz th īdēl wā tu bicum yunivursli litrut in bōtt orttografiz, in th shortist tīm.

Plēz nōt: Opshnl long vaulz: aa, ee, ii, oo, uu, r simpl dīgrafs fr children; baat, beet, biit, boot, buut.

Opshnl macron spās sāving vaulz ā, ē, ī, ō, ū, r fr adults fr th sām saundz; bāt, bēt, bīt, bōt, būt.

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