With Sunday's post about Isaac Asimov and Richard Feynman, my recreation of John Reilly's topical index for spelling reform is complete. I went back and created hyperlinks for the table of contents in several longer entries, such as Theodore Roosevelt's Mysterious Executive Order, and Altscript. Hopefully this will make browsing
It is not just myself, John Reilly, and Emil Kirkegaard who talk about this. I will note that I'm a little dubious of the idea that orthographic reform will boost English reading ability dramatically. Richard Feynman and Isaac Asimov on Spelling Reform by John J. Reilly Note: This essay appeared
I've somehow missed this book, but it turns out to be an influence on both H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. This version is in John Reilly's Snapscript. Contents I THE EXPERIMNT II MR. CLARKES MEMWARS III THE SITY OV REZERECSIONS IV THE DISCUVRY IN PAUL STREET V THE LETR
John noted in this blog post that Google's ad policies were inadvertently standardizing spelling. Google search does much the same thing. If you really wanted to change spelling, maybe that would be the way to do it? Simple Taxes, Simple Spelling, NGOs & Evil Robots Now that even the Supreme Court
This is John Reilly's more mature attempt at new English orthography, based on his earlier Altscript. Contents Everyday Snapscript Snapscript Introduction The Rules Group I: Special Forms Group II: Initial Vowels Group III: Medial Vowels Group IV: Final Vowels Group V: General Consonants Everyday Snapscript No one expects people who
New Spelling This is the first paragraph of the short story, "The Star," by H. G. Wells. It was first issued in New Spelling in 1942, with the author's permission. This slightly modified version is taken from the Simplified Spelling Society's pamphlet No. 12, "New Spelling 90," published in 1991.
Cut Spelng This poem is taken from my recollection of the entry under Weather in Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary": Once I lookd into th futur, far as anyone cud se, And I saw th chief forcastr, ded as anyone cud be. Ded and damd and shut in hades as