ERIC Number: ED316870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Basic English Speling: An Improved System of Spelling, Written as It Sounds, Pronounced as It Is Written.
This booklet presents a simplified and improved method of writing or spelling English, which simply uses the standard 26-letter alphabet to spell words the way they are pronounced. The booklet criticizes the conventional English spelling system as unnecessarily difficult, inconsistent, and illogical and suggests that easy-to-learn "Basic English Speling" is more sensible than the current system. The booklet argues that Basic spelling can improve English speech, spelling, reading, and the quality and quantity of creative writing. The booklet also suggests that "Basic" could release school hours to other content subjects, reduce school dropouts, and provide the best solution for an international language. A list of the 500 most frequently used words, spelled in conventional English and in Basic, is included. (KEH)
Descriptors: English, Letters (Alphabet), Phonics, Spelling, Spelling Instruction, Standard Spoken Usage
Basic English Speling, P.O. Box 617, Winnetka, IL 60093.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A