Phonetic spelling is s system of literal spelling that has been talked about being used in schools for many years.
Phonetic spelling follows a principle called the alphabetic principle. The alphabetic principle is the principle that the letters of the alphabet were designed to only represent a single speech sound, according to wikipedia.com.
When the words “say,” “they” and “weigh” rhyme, it would only make sense that words such as “bomb,” “tomb” and “comb” would also rhyme.
For years, American groups have been fighting to reform American spelling into phonetic spelling, where words would be simply spelled as they sound.
Thowz in faver of simplifyd spelling say children wud lern fastr and illiteracy raets wud drop. Oponants say a new sistum wud maek speling even moer confewsing.
“I think it would help make things easier but it could also be more complicated to because I like to spell words how they sound instead of how they are supposed to be spelled. It’s easier for me that way especially when I’m texting or typing, but I think it would be too complicated to change it for everyone, because everyone would have to get used to spelling them a different way,” junior Morgan Danley said.
In languages with phonetically spelled words, like German or Spanish, children learn to spell in weeks instead of months or years, as is sometimes the case with English, according to msnbc.msn.com.
Sum moderashuns of simplifyd speling hav alredy maed a leep intew evrydae yuses.
The words doughnut, colour, honour, and labour have dropped their British “u” and have been reformed into the modern forms of the words, donut, color, honor, and labor. Words such as “theatre” and “centre” have been modernized into the easier-to-sound-out forms of “theater” and “center.”
The common forms of communication between teens, such as text messages and instant messaging display a good example of the advances of simplified spelling. Instead of typing out the word “through,” one will shorten it into “thru,” and instead of writing “night,” the word is commonly displayed as “nite.”
“I think that they should leave words how everyone knows them. Why change them now? They have been spelt that way forever, its pointless to change them now.
100 years ago, Andrew Carnegie helped create the Simplified Spelling Board to promote a retooling of written English and President Theodore Roosevelt tried to force the government to use simplified spelling in its publications.
In 1906, Carnegie tried to advance to process of simplified spelling when he helped establish and fund the national spelling board, according to msnbc.msn.com.
President Roosevelt also pushed simplified spelling, although his request was quickly blocked by congress. He used simplified spelling on all his White House memos, hoping to push the movement to others.
Other publication systems displayed simplified spelling efforts to help make the system more widespread. The Chicago Tribune used simplified spelling in the newspaper for about 40 years, ending in 1975.
Despite all the effects, the idea of funny looking, but simpler spelling didn’t captivate the attention of the majority of the people then, or now.
“I think that the average person simply did not see this as a needed change or a necessary change or something that was going to change their lives for the better,” Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, manager of the Pennsylvania department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh told foxnews.com.