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wuudn't it maek mor sens to spel wurdz the wae thae sound?

OutHouse

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My kids are having a hard time with spelling, kinda funny i came across this piece on just the subject.



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So instead of learning how things are done properly, we're just going to get lazy and do what's easier? What a great lesson.
 

bobert

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i had trouble reading the parts of the article that they tried to spell using sounds
 

OutHouse

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Originally posted by: LoKe
So instead of learning how things are done properly, we're just going to get lazy and do what's easier? What a great lesson.
who says, maybe webster is wrong.
 

Tremulant

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I didn't read all of the article because it's more difficult for me to read when "wurdz" are spelled "th wae thae sound"
 

So

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most words are already basically spelled the way they sound....all we've done is gotten lazy about pronouncing a letter or two here or there over time.
 
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Originally posted by: So
most words are already basically spelled the way they sound....all we've done is gotten lazy about pronouncing a letter or two here or there over time.
Yeah, and for the love of God, it's probably, not probly or prolly. And on the same note, Com-for-ta-ble, not comfterble.
 
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I get the feeling some folks don't get out much. Anyone believe 'American' sounds the same where ever your from?
 

BoomerD

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Originally posted by: NatePo717
I think most words are already spelt they way they sound....
Well, they didn't teech me that in skool...

I'd hate to be an english lerner. Way two meny werds ar not speled like they sound...
PLUS, way to meny werds have the same sound, but are speled diferent...

 

2Xtreme21

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One of the examples they cite is spelling the word way "wae." How the hell is that any simpler?

And yes, dialects come into play, so this would be one of the stupidest things ever if this got any credibility.
 

NatePo717

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Originally posted by: iroast
Not a good idea. Not everyone hear and speak exactly the same way.
People would be spelling Car - Cah, Horse - Has, Park - Pak, Yard - yad, etc. around here....
 

dullard

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Originally posted by: iroast
Not a good idea. Not everyone hear and speak exactly the same way.
But they SHOULD hear and "speek" exactly the same way. So much less confusion then.
 

Lonyo

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"It's a very difficult thing to get something accepted like this," says Alan Mole, president of the American Literacy Council, which favors an end to "illogical spelling." The group says English has 42 sounds spelled in a bewildering 400 ways.
Instead of 42 sounds spelt 400 ways, we would have 42 words spelt 400 ways because everyone pronounced the words differently.
 

torpid

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Is the topic title here supposed to be an attempt at spelling words the way they sound?
 

OutHouse

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Originally posted by: LoKe
Originally posted by: So
most words are already basically spelled the way they sound....all we've done is gotten lazy about pronouncing a letter or two here or there over time.
Yeah, and for the love of God, it's probably, not probly or prolly. And on the same note, Com-for-ta-ble, not comfterble.
my wife has polish remover, why do pollacks need removing? ;)
 

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