Irregular English spelling
In a speech at the centenary dinner of the Spelling Society, a professor of phonetics from University College London claimed that people should be allowed greater to spell English logically. He believes that the ways of spelling English found in text messages and online chat are a good model to follow. He also said that the apostrophe “causes unnecessary linguistics barriers” and could simply be omitted, or we could use a space instead.
There are some details of the professor’s proposals on the BBC site.
Many have proposed reforming English spelling, few have made any difference.
Do you think the benefits of reforming English spelling would outweigh the drawbacks?