from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. Simplified spellings of phonetic, etc.
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Because modeling spelling after pronouncing is futile, unless we are assured, somehow, that many words have found their final fonetic resting place and will not be further perverted, as is with: bin = been.
Then maybe we can safely “reform” their spelling to match a current fonetic reality.
March 7, 2008 at 5:36 am aint it da truf. once i trulee got teh wrong end ob teh stick on a fonetic spelling maded by sumwun crost teh pawned. i wuz pronowncin it in my hed using various amary can aksents adn it wuz nawt wut wuz intended.
Then if we can do it with words of fonetic brevity and compactness, why keep the present cumbersome forms?
What particularly endeared him to the rest of us was his lovely habit of pronouncing all words of all languages according to a fonetic system of his own.
He was an advocate of phonetic [ecuse me fonetic] spelling.
Overnite thousands of “followers” woud imitate him, much as thousands imitate Oprah’s pronouncing of “again”, and “aunt” with the longer and more correctly fonetic vowel sounds.