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Mark twain

  1. 1. ENGLISH SPELLING EASY-PEASY OR A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK?
  2. 2. ENGLISH SPELLING <ul><li>Do you think English spelling is difficult? </li></ul><ul><li>Which words do you occasionally misspell? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do you think could be made to English to make spelling easier? </li></ul>
  3. 3. ENGLISH SPELLING <ul><li>Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Hucleberry Finn, had some ideas about it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ENGLISH SPELLING <ul><li>For example, in Year 1 that useless letter &quot;c&quot; would be </li></ul><ul><li>dropped to be replased either by &quot;k&quot; or &quot;s&quot;, and likewise </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;x&quot; would no longer be part of the alphabet. </li></ul><ul><li>The only kase in which &quot;c&quot; would be retained would be </li></ul><ul><li>the &quot;ch&quot; formation, which will be dealt with later. </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2 might reform &quot;w&quot; spelling, so that &quot;which“ </li></ul><ul><li>and &quot;one&quot; would take the same konsonant, wile Year </li></ul><ul><li>3 might well abolish &quot;y&quot; replasing it with &quot;i&quot; and Iear </li></ul><ul><li>4 might fiks the &quot;g/j&quot; anomali wonse and for all. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ENGLISH SPELLING <ul><li>Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue </li></ul><ul><li>iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double </li></ul><ul><li>konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and </li></ul><ul><li>the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. </li></ul><ul><li>Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov </li></ul><ul><li>thi ridandant letez &quot;c&quot;, &quot;y&quot; and &quot;x&quot; -- bai now jast a </li></ul><ul><li>memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais &quot;ch&quot;, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;sh&quot;, and &quot;th&quot; rispektivli. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ENGLISH SPELLING <ul><li>Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov </li></ul><ul><li>orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, </li></ul><ul><li>kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy </li></ul><ul><li>spiking werld. </li></ul>

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