How To Make English Great Again

As International English becomes increasingly popular as a common language, its spelling stands out as particularly inconsistent, illogical and confusing.

Is Spelling Important?

Have you ever felt judged for misspelling a word or judged someone for their misspellings?

Language is a fluid communication tool that evolves, and yet we all know that there are right and wrong ways of writing it down. In fact spelling, combined with grammar, has a very real impact on your relationships and career, since you will be judged as a more or less desirable candidate, based on your writing skills!

British Vs. American English

Do you know why Americans and Britons, who share a common language, spell many English words differently?

Perhaps you’ve heard of Webster’s dictionary, but did you know that it its creator, Noah Webster, was part of this reason?

This very complicated system we use to teach our children and immigrants is largely flawed. When first learning how to read and write, we’re taught the illogical rules of spelling, and often stumble while correctly following them. These “mistakes”, which are usually the result of trying to apply logic, can lead to bad grades, low self-esteem, and a loss of interest in writing and spelling.

Considering how the languages evolve, it is obvious how these inconsistencies have come about, and some have made notable improvements.

The fact is that with only a few minor alterations, we could effectively eliminate nearly all of the problems people have with spelling, and thus learning this common tongue!

Existing alternatives:

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
SaypU (Spell As You Pronounce Universally)

ä = 0228, ε = 238, ü = 129, î = 140, ð = 0240, ∫ = ?, ă = ?,

phonetic spelling system
fnεtk spεlng sstm
fnetk spelng sstm

now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
nεü s ð täim for äl güd men tü käm tü ð εîd äv ðεîr käntrî.
neu s z taim for al gud men tu kam tu z eid av zeir kantri.

newly reassigned characters:
nülî rîäsäînd kεrktrs:
nuli riasaind kerktrs:
b d ε f g h ∫ k l m n ō p r s t ð ä v ü î y
b d e f g h j k l m n o p r s t z a v u i y

optional additions: @,

outright key eliminations: q,x,c,w
εüträît kî îlεmnεî∫ns: q,x,c,w
eutrait ki ilmneijns: q,x,c,w

character additions: th
kærktr ădy∫ns: ð
kerktr edyjns: z

total characters: 21
tōtl kărktrs: 21
totl kerktrs: 21

general rules:
djεnrl rüls:
djenrl ruls:

1) no upper-case characters
1) nō apr-kεîs kăryktrs.
1) no apr-keis keryktrs.

2) manual spelling of number is discouraged.
2) mεnîül spεlng äv nämbrs s dskrε∫d.
2) meniul spelng av nambrs s dskrejd.

ß = 0223

Q W E R T Y U I O P___@ w e r t y u i o p
A S D F G H J K L_____ a s d f g h j k l
Z X C V B N M _______ z $ # v b n m

Further reading:

Tom Chivers: Making Ћ English language better | July 10th, 2013 | The Telegraph

WikiPedia: SaypU