If one contends (as such spelling losers often do) that it is a more efficient means of writing,
why is "they" spelled "thay,"
I was trying for accuracy
; there is a long " a " sound after the " th ".
The concept of fonetic spelling is not limited only to efficiency.
Such words as tho being spelled " thoUGH " r atavistic throwbacks
to Chaucerian times, when Middle English was much closer
to its Germanic origins, in both spelling and pronunciation;
i.e., the pronunciation changed, but the spelling did not catch up.
People were just too busy to notice,
and taught their children the rong way,
the old way,
the obsolete way, and it takes a while for someone to notice,
because we r all busy.
The concept is that words shud be spelled as thay r pronounced.
When I was being taught ( taut ) to read,
the teacher used to say: " sound it out. "
Its like carrying 10 pounds of useless iron around with u
all the time, just because it is a tradition;
its the OPPOSITE
of being smart.
and why is "too" not abridged as is a word so simple as "you?"
We need to distinguish the concept of too = also
from two = 2 or from to as part of a verb;
e.g.: I type " wright " instead of " rite " because that means a CEREMONY,
as distinguished from what u do with a pen.
I don 't write " turn rite at the lite " for the same reason.
It is not
the purpose of fonetic spelling
to cause conceptual confusion.
For well over half a century, I mindlessly used traditional spelling,
with few paradigmatic imperfections. I knew how to do it.
Long before computers with spell checking,
for years I sat in my office,
with a red pen correcting my secretaries' spelling, before signing things.
My use of fonetic spelling
is to show that there is a fast n ez way to write,
than the mindlessly traditional way,
NOT to claim that I am PERFECT in my use of fonetic spelling
and that there shud be no improvements upon my fonetic spelling.
There remain some problems of fonetic spelling
that future lexicografers will perfect.
For now, I merely show that u r carrying useless wate in exchange for no money,
in the hope that some of u will spread the word,
thusly popularizing ez, accurate n efficient spelling
( like the SPANISH
I suspect that u r mudslinging,
It's a puerile affectation, just as is teenage argot.
just because u don 't like it,
because u r an old conservative stick-in-the-mud.
Teddy Roosevelt was America 's youngest President.
Do u accuse HIM of being childish ? few do,
but during his Presidency,
he tried to introduce fonetic spelling into Federal use,
but the burocrats resisted on an emotional basis,
as u do now, and Congress stopped him.
( U can yell " hooray " for Chaucerian spelling of the 1300s. )