Monday, June 07, 2004

Should we spell how we speak?

Bill Poser writes a thoughtful essay on spelling reform at Language Log, refuting some of the arguments against it.

It's a nice follow-up to this article that Vince Tuss pointed out: Spelling bee protesters 'thru with through.'
The protesters' complaints: English spelling is illogical, and the national spelling bee only reinforces the crazy spellings that they say contribute to dyslexia, high illiteracy and harder lives for immigrants.


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