In part one, I discussed some of the shortcomings of the English language and how we might be able to fix them by using a phonetic alphabet. There are a few problems with that approach:
- Heterographs are impossible to distinguish in written text.
- Frankly, it looks stupid.
- It requires more letters per word on average.
- There is not a one-to-one correspondence between letters and sounds.
- It doesn’t fix any problems that are inherent to the language itself.
Now I want to discuss some other changes we could make to address the problems above. These ideas are a bit more extreme.
·𐑲𐑛𐑰𐑩 2: ·𐑕𐑱𐑥 ·𐑤𐑱𐑙𐑢𐑧𐑡, ·𐑛𐑦𐑓𐑮𐑧𐑯𐑑 ·𐑨𐑤𐑓𐑩𐑚𐑧𐑑
The above reads: “Idea 2: Same Language, Different Alphabet.” Depending on your browser and operating system, it might not render correctly.
As much as I would lov…