SoundSpel is a spelling reform proposal for English devised and advocated particularly by Edward "Ed" Rondthaler (1905-2009), who started working on it in the 1980s. Rondthaler was a typographer and chairman of the American Literacy Council, and in 1986 he and Edward Lias published the Dictionary of simplified AMERICAN SPELLING - An alternative spelling for English, which included details of SoundSpel. It is based on American English pronunciation.
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Think what toil-free pleasure children will take in learning to read when printed leters and their sounds are always consistantly related. With that assurance, their slow sound-reading soon becomes fast sense-reading.
Helped now by context, the child gets sense from our grown-up spelling, as you have read the sense of strange-looking words.
Foerscor and seven yeers ago our faathers braut forth, on this continent, a nue naeshon, conseevd in liberty and dedicaeted to th propozishon that all men ar creaeted eeqal.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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