Project 810 . Simple Phonetic Key
People make phonetics too hard. I have a simplified pronunciation/spelling page that needs review by a phoneticist before moving it into use for Basic word pronunciation. (and replace this flippant wording to more academic phrases.) It is difficult to type other than the 26 Latin letters of English, I don't want to do
much until it is firm and/or blessed by someone.
A simple, logical phonetic
alphabet can be the basis for spelling reform. Dear reader, be aware that, "Eye are a enginer"; worse, my undergraduate degree is as an efficiency expert
(industrial engineer) which is concerned with simplifying to practical levels. This is not a special interest of mine, just my contribution
of a suggestion for a logical approach to make a valuable subject -- that is routinely treated in an overly complex way (typically 60 symbols make up a phonetic alphabet !?) -- into a practical way. (And even drop the alphabet to 23 letters, if desired.)
The point being that "exact" pronunciation does not exist in real life because of dialects, therefore, 45-60 strange symbols are not useful to
get us any closer to being understood. And the extra symbols certainly slow down the learner
See draft key and discussion currently at www.basic-english.org/21/phonekey.html
That page may be put into this page.
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