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21-11-2014, 04:36 PM
RE: I can't spell
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-crys...91037.html

and...

As part of the negotiations, the British Government
conceded that English spelling had some room for
improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan
that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".
Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with
joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k".
This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have
one less letter. There will be growing publik
enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome
"ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words
like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling
kan be expekted to reach the stage where more
komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double
letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate
speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent
"e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go
away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as

replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from
vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil
hav a reil sensibly riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil
find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united
urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German
like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

Big Grin

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21-11-2014, 04:53 PM
RE: I can't spell
(21-11-2014 03:24 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(21-11-2014 02:15 PM)Rik Wrote:  It's because you reject spelling, you're angry with spelling. You must open your heart to spelling and let the orthography enter. Smile

"I" before "E" except after "C"....except there are times when this doesn't apply. Who came up with the exceptions and why are there exceptions? English is illogical. Yup, English and Religion both are illogical and have stupid rules that don't make any sense. I reject this.

This was a tough one for me since my maiden name is spelled with 'ei' but doesn't fit the exceptions of neighbor and weigh.

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21-11-2014, 05:14 PM
RE: I can't spell
(21-11-2014 02:28 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  I'll put a spell on you. Shy

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21-11-2014, 05:22 PM
RE: I can't spell
A short answer is... it's tough to spell because it isn't spoken in a syllabic manner where you say every syllable (or at least even close to it) like other languages. It's a hodgepodge of letters.

The reason is because English is derived from Germanic but had so many outside influences of other languages and it has manipulated itself over the years to have multiple words of similar sounds and meanings; as well as, vowel shifts and sound shifts occur over generations and regions that make it different too. English got it's Celtic, then Norse, then French influences in both words/grammar that adjusted the verbiage. So old words following old rules like Oxen remained but new plural words like Boxes would follow new rules making everything have no uniformed ideas.

The spelling got complex when Frenchies tried to apply french rules to English. Then things got weirder when Noah Webster decided, lets actually change some of the weird rules and dropped the U from Colour, etc. Making englishwords not even spelled the same across different English speaking countries.

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21-11-2014, 05:37 PM
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Prose before hoes.

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21-11-2014, 05:50 PM
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my ipad used to lock up with contractions, and auto correct, so I turned them off. I figure you are all smart enough to figure out my typos.

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most of time I'm here I am in dire need of coffee, I got other things to worry about rather than spelling..


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21-11-2014, 05:57 PM
RE: I can't spell
(21-11-2014 02:05 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  What is it about the English language that makes it so god damn hard to spell. Why are there two spellings for the word grey/gray? Why is tear, crying tears and I will tear (rip) the paper in half, spelled the same but pronounced differently? The English language is loaded with spelling puzzles that don't make sense.

I am not a natural speller and were it not for the spell check you wouldn't be able to understand what the hell I'm writing.

Are there any other non spellers here? I mean, I'm pretty smart but I just can't spell for shit. Vowels are my special nemesis.

I dunt no what the fukc your taking abot.

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21-11-2014, 05:58 PM
RE: I can't spell
(21-11-2014 02:05 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  What is it about the English language that makes it so god damn hard to spell. Why are there two spellings for the word grey/gray? Why is tear, crying tears and I will tear (rip) the paper in half, spelled the same but pronounced differently? The English language is loaded with spelling puzzles that don't make sense.

I am not a natural speller and were it not for the spell check you wouldn't be able to understand what the hell I'm writing.

Are there any other non spellers here? I mean, I'm pretty smart but I just can't spell for shit. Vowels are my special nemesis.

Go study Linguistics. Tongue

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21-11-2014, 06:52 PM
RE: I can't spell
(21-11-2014 04:36 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-crys...91037.html

and...

As part of the negotiations, the British Government
conceded that English spelling had some room for
improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan
that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".
Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with
joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k".
This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have
one less letter. There will be growing publik
enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome
"ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words
like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling
kan be expekted to reach the stage where more
komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double
letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate
speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent
"e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go
away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as

replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from
vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil
hav a reil sensibly riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil
find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united
urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German
like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

Big Grin

The c or the k should be go. It's redundant and the "el" or "le" on the end of words gets me everytime.

Yesterday I realized for the first time that the word "grey" is also spelled "gray". What the hell? I didn't know this. Someone did this just to confuse me.

I try to look up every word that I misspell so that I will learn how to spell it the next time, but it doesn't work. I am not a natural born speller. It's annoying when my kids can spell better than I can. Once in a while I've asked them how to spell a word or two on a grocery list. Grrrrr.

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21-11-2014, 07:03 PM
RE: I can't spell
(21-11-2014 06:52 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(21-11-2014 04:36 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-crys...91037.html

and...

As part of the negotiations, the British Government
conceded that English spelling had some room for
improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan
that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".
Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with
joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k".
This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have
one less letter. There will be growing publik
enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome
"ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words
like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling
kan be expekted to reach the stage where more
komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double
letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate
speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent
"e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go
away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as

replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from
vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil
hav a reil sensibly riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil
find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united
urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German
like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

Big Grin

The c or the k should be go. It's redundant and the "el" or "le" on the end of words gets me everytime.

Yesterday I realized for the first time that the word "grey" is also spelled "gray". What the hell? I didn't know this. Someone did this just to confuse me.

I try to look up every word that I misspell so that I will learn how to spell it the next time, but it doesn't work. I am not a natural born speller. It's annoying when my kids can spell better than I can. Once in a while I've asked them how to spell a word or two on a grocery list. Grrrrr.

You just noticed Grey/Gray at this point in your life?

I'd say you've had a several lack of coloring and looking at crayons in your time. What's funny is I keep noticing words like Cray-ons have many ways people say them too. Same goes for Grocery list, some people pronounce it grochery others say grosery.

Language is very weird because if you ask people, several will tell you they view Grey and Gray as slightly different colors.. or that they have a different hue. Commonly grey is seen as more steely and cold and gray is seen as a warmer color... I couldn't tell you why that is though

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