Sorry for being so silent here; I don't have time nor energy to say much about the spelling reform or answer the previous messages right now (even though I'd like to). However, there's two things I'd like to know:
1) At first I thought you're aiming at phonemic orthography, which confused me because this clearly isn't a phonemic orthography.
So, have I understood it right this time: you're trying to regularize English spelling system
- by deleting silent letters (except when you're not...? Like I said, I don't have time to read your messages carefully enough, but I think I saw you say something about horse vs horss spelling and word final /s/ vs /z/)
- by giving some
vowels a phoneme = letter(s) match - and I guess it works only in stressed syllables?
- by adding a double consonant after a stressed syllable
Was there something I missed?
is plus o minu wat yu comprendou. la regla numer 1 is cuting inutile letras. na caso du finale -se, nu cut lu wen la son is /z/ (becaus) e mantene lu wen la son is /s/ (horse). e hors = whores.
ya, nu regularize la cort e la longo vocales dat is tipicli representee bai la vocales a-e-i-o-u (bat-bet-bit-dot-but, date-beet-bite-vote-cute). nu doplize la consonante wen la vocale na pre is cort e tonik, e solo ai un consonante son der (big, bigger, ma test, testing - no tessting). e regla numero fo: F FOR F (cof, enuf, filossofy).
yeah, it's mor or less that. the rule number 1 is cutting redundant letters. in the case of final -se, we cut it wen the sound is /z/ (becaus) and keep it wen the sound is /s/ (horse). and hors = whores.
yeah, we reggularize the short and the long vowels that ar tipicly represented by the vowels a-e-i-o-u (bat-bet-bit-dot-but, date-beet-bite-vote-cute). we duplicate the consonant wen the preceeding vowel is short and stressd, and just folloed by one consonant sound (big, bigger, but test, testing - not tessting). and rule number for: F FOR F (cof, enuf, filossofy).
2) What is the goal?
making inglish ortografie plus isi pro usis e lernis.
to make inglishe spelling eesier for users and lerners.
Who do you do this for?
pro la humanitee! nu vole sauva la mund!
for humanity! we want to save the world!
3) Lol one more, I'd also like to know more about the background. Who are these TESS members, how many are they, how did you meet, where did you get the idea of designing a new spelling for English?
TESS is a societee fundat in 1908 bai lordis e profesis tu reform el inglish ortografie. uni de su unale patronis was george bernard shaw, hu lasou parte de su heritu pro la creacion av a neu ortografico sistem, con a stenografico scrivu (DAT is difisile tu le!), uni de su laste patronis was prinso philip af ingland. un activo membro was douglas everingham, ex salude ministro af australia. la membris is pople ki faite pro a reform af el inglish ortografie. la societee had plus o minu 200 membris na toto mund, wen i was activo der. i sa no cuanto lis is nau. moustis is no yung, meibi inter 50 e 90 - un membra, la mama de rebecca romijn, a plus o minu famoso hollywood actora, ha dai pre poco mes.
dopo i scrivou main unale buk, a membro du societee, un universitee profeso de birmingham, scrivou un article abaut lu na societee jornal, e sendou mi el article. nu stanou amigis, et ik a membro du societee.
el idee de reform el inglish ortografie is super oud, uni af el unale reformis was noah webster. i sa no si lo creatou neu vordes, i pensa ki lo rada putou la plu logical ortografie de vordes in su diccionar, meme si lus was no la maxim usetus. somus was acceptee, otrus no. lus is in parte wat nu nomize 'americanisms' nauadeis. otre famoso reformi was dale carnegie, un otri was roosevelt: in su presidense tempo la blanco haus usou 300 vordes co simplifiet ortografie, as 'hav', 'enuf', 'thru' etc. somus de lus stanou otre USismos.
personalik i laike lerne linguas et i laike no la difisilitees, so i change la lingua et i sta plu facile tu mi... i laicau if ale linguas had so a simple ortografie as suomian. in fact i sa no si suomiano ha so a perfect ortografie, ma dat is un etern argumentu de TESS: anglofone landes havau a so hai alfabetizacion nivel as suomi, si lis havau a so perfect ortografie as suomian. mas i no securo ki dis argumentu funcciona reali. et i sa no meme si suomian is so perfect - lu is?
TESS was a society founded in 1908 by lords and professors to reform the inglish orthografy. one of thare first patrons was george bernard shaw, who left part of his heritage for the creation of a new spelling sistem, wich ended up being a stenografic script calld 'shavian' (THAT is hard to reed!), one of the last patrons was prince philip of ingland. an activ member was douglas everingham, ex helth minnister in australia (and the sines in his minnistry sed indeed 'helth ministry'). the members ar peeple who fite for a reform of the inglishe spelling. the society had mor or less 200 members wen i was activ thare (i left maybe 5, 6, 7 yeers ago), i dont no how menny they ar now. most of them arnt yung, ennyway, i reckon between 50 and 90 - one member, the muther of rebecca romijn, a mor or less famus hollywood actress, died a few munths ago.
after i rote my first book, a society member, a birmingham professor, rote an article about it in the society jurnal and sent me the article. we became frends, and i became a society member, later a comittee member.
the idea of reforming inglish orthografy is quite old, one of the first reformers (i'v herd of) was noah webster. i dont no if he created enny new words, i think he rather put words with mor logical spellings in his dictionary eeven if they wernt as commonly used as uthers that had a worse spelling. sum of them wer accepted, uthers wernt. they'r usualy calld americanisms. it's funny wen peeple say they dont like reformd spellings - they use them all the time, also in the UK - they spel music and not musick. peeple just forget that neerly evry word had alredy dozens of spellings in the past. anuther famus reformer was dale carnegie, anuther one was roosevelt: in his presidency, the wite house used 300 words with reformd spellings, as 'hav', 'enuf', 'thru'. sum of them stayd, as uther americanisms.
personaly i like lerning languages and i dont like dificultys, so i change the language and it gets eesier for me... i'd like it if all languages had a simple spelling as suomian. actualy i dont no if suomiano has such a perfect spelling, but thats an argument of TESS for spelling reform: anglofone cuntrys would hav such a hi litracy levvel as suomi, if they had such a perfect spelling too. but i dont no if this argument realy works. and i eeven dont no if suomian is so perfect - is it?
bai the wei, a fjuu jiirs agou wi hääd the 'noordik book weeks' in mjuunik, äänd thei invaitid mi tu rait the tekstit in german with däänish, noorweegiän, sweedish äänd finish "ääksents', thäät is in a wei thäät thei looked laik the loucal läänguage... thäät was fun!
(i no, ää isnt rite heer, but it is rite for the german feeling for spelling...)(just trying to avoid the next criticism from sumware)