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J.S Greer
02-28-2007, 02:16 PM
This is a bulletin making it's way around myspace, and I'm at a loss for words...lol




BEGINNER'S GUIDE to CUT SPELLING
By: SSS (simplifyd,Speling,Socyety)

http://www.spellingsociety.org/kids/done.html

* CUT LETTERS AS FOLLOWS:

Rule 1: Cut letters irrelevant to the sound:
A in head>hed, B in doubt>dout, C in except>exept, D in adjust>ajust, E in are>ar,
GH in caught>caut, H in when>wen, I in friend>frend, K in knife>nyf wife>wyf, OuL in would>wud,
could>cud, should>shud.
N in condemn>condem, O in people>peple, P in receipt>receit, S in island>iland,
T in fetch>fech, U in build>bild, W in write>rite, Y in key>kee,
and in many other spelling patterns.

Rule 2a: Cut unstressed vowels before L,M,N,R
A as in pedal>pedl, and likewise circl, peepl.
E as in camel>caml, and likewise systm, gardn, singr.
I as in lentil>lentl, and likewise victm, raisn, Cheshr.
O as in pistol>pistl, and likewise fathm, reasn, sailr.
U as in consul>consl, and likewise albm, murmr.
AI as in mountain>mantn as in de word man.
OU as in glamour>glamur. The u between M and R will sound as if u say Saturday.

Rule 2b: Cut vowels in regular endings
as -ED>-D in washed>washt.
-ES>-S in washes>washes. (keep same writing here)
-ING>-NG in washing>washin.(dilit/delete G)
-ABLE>-BL in washable>washabl.

Rule 3: Write most double consonants single and ad a 'T' wen it bicoms past tens
as in ebb>eb, lock>lok, passion>pasion, intelligent>intelijent, well>wel, bottle>botl, hopped>hopt, hopping>hoping, accommodate>acomodate.

* SUBSTITUTE LETTERS AS FOLLOWS: 1 F for GH & PH: rough>rof, photograph>fotograf
2 J for soft G: ginger>jinjer, judge>juj
3 Y for IG: sigh>syh, sight>syht, sign>syn
4 f for gh: cough>cof and dobl ff wil omit one f: coffee>cofee.

* FEWER CAPITALS & APOSTROPHES: Write only proper names with capitals:
France but french, Paris but parisian,
Augustus but august, Saturn but saturday. U keeps de sound as in Spanish or as in double
Write apostrophes only to link words:
she'd, it's, we'l, let's,
not to show omission or possession:
oclok, hadnt, Freds house will bicom/becom haus, our neibors hauses.
If u lern how tu reed Spanish, German or Italian,it wud bi/be eesier for u tu catch on.

Rule/rul 4: Omit leter e wen iusin/using words as Like>lyk, die>dy, time>tym, bye>by and so on.

Rule/rul 5: We'l use in past tens dis new form or ritin. Exempl.
De word/verb 'simplify' wil ad only a 'd' at de end as dis... simplifyd
De word/verb 'dy' wil ad only a 'd' for past tens as dis... dyd
De word/verb 'clasify' wil ad only a 'd' olso as dis... clasifyd and so on.
As for doz/those words dat make a sound as bi-sexual de speling wil chanj tu,'Bysexual'.
Just folow dat patern.

De word 'my' wil rimein in de same way but 'me' wil chanj tu 'mi.' Ex.
My oncl/uncle was talkin tu mi.

Rule/rul 6: Omit leter C in words as black, smack, sock,
Exempl. blak, smak, sok and so on.

Rule/rul 7: In plurl words u wil only hav to ad 'is'. Exempl.
Cuky/cooky bicoms cukis
city bicoms citis
cuty bicoms cutis
All words dat in plurl ends wid ies will bicom only as is.
baby bicoms babis
Rule/rul 8: ius/use words wid dobl oo & replace it wid leter U Ex.
book>buk say it in de same way just diferent speling so don't get confiust/confused.
took>tuk, spooky>spuky, look>luk, drool>drul. Got it? easy>isy?
In de word 'door', we'l rite it iusin only wan/one o but de pronunciation wil rimein/remain de same way.

THE CUT SPELLING HANDBOOK
"CUT SPELLING: a Handbook to the simplification of written English by omission of redundant letters"
prepared by Christopher Upward
2nd (revised and expanded) edition, 1996,
Birmingham, UK: Simplified Spelling Society, 340+viiipp, ISBN 0 9506391 3 3
Price 10/US$20 + airmail outside Europe 3/US$6.
From: Literature Secretary.
THE SIMPLIFIED SPELLING SOCIETY
"Working for planed change to English spelling for the benefit of learners and users throughout the world"

Pete Boardman concludes: 'We hav much work tu du bifor/before we hav a sistem of speling tu ofer tu de public.
But we now hav an aprouch dat continius tu motivate dat work by de promis it ofers of suxes in
de long run, wher ther was non in de past. De best part of RITE is dat it welcoms de contributions
of douting Thomases. Copy & paste dis mesej tu ol peepl u wud lyk tu let kno.Plees at leest tu two persons.

Hir/here ar som words I merly use...
http://www.spellingsociety.org/kids/done.htm

dis,dat,wen, wat, der/there, den/then, dan/than,trofy,Pijama,frend,Wensday,com, watever,
somwher,gud
Februery,
wan>one
evryday
peepl
gud niws/good news
apeel
gon
ferst/first
as it is taut tu children now... as it is taught tu children now.
enrol

Tish Davidson
02-28-2007, 11:04 PM
Haven't you just described IM-speak? Every teen with fingers is already fluent.

J.S Greer
03-01-2007, 12:09 AM
Haven't you just described IM-speak? Every teen with fingers is already fluent.

In a way I guess it's IM speak, but the people passing that bulletina round, as well as the website linked is all about making that what we teach our kids in school.

The_Grand_Duchess
03-01-2007, 12:29 AM
Z, I can't believe you brough this here! It isn't excatly IM speak. If you notice they actully respell words. IM speak shortens words for the most part. This movement is actully about respelling words completly. If you notice 'i' has been replaced with 'y' and that many words new 'improved' spelling are actully based on the prunciation of those words commonly found in english venucular but it isn't actully the correct way to prononce them.

ModoReese
03-01-2007, 04:15 AM
In a way it reminds me of shorthand - where you break a word down to its basic sounds. Makes it quicker to write using symbols related to common sounds.

But reading shorthand is easier than reading that... :-)

J.S Greer
03-01-2007, 02:49 PM
In a way it reminds me of shorthand - where you break a word down to its basic sounds. Makes it quicker to write using symbols related to common sounds.

But reading shorthand is easier than reading that... :-)

Shorthand I can appreciate...everything else about that post is terrifying:tongue

Jamesaritchie
03-02-2007, 01:58 AM
There's actually a term fro this sort of spelling, but I can't recall it. It's really old news. I first saw it more than thirty years ago. It may stand more of a chance now because IM is so common, but I doubt it.

On the surface, it sounds like a halfway decent idea, but when it's actually put into practice it creates as many problems as it solves, so I doubt it's going to happen anytime soon.

Sean D. Schaffer
03-02-2007, 10:43 AM
I remember an email I received from my mother a few months ago, that dealt with this very thing. I think it was a joke, if I am not mistaken.

The ending had something to do with every English-speaking person writing in German by the time the new system was in full force.

aruna
03-02-2007, 10:53 AM
It reminds me of this post (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=498822&postcount=1), about a spoof email that was circulating a few years back. It was created in response to a German spelling reform which was almost as ridiculous:

The_Grand_Duchess
03-02-2007, 05:52 PM
See the whole speech the dude wrote isn't even posted here. That thing made my eyes bleed.

J.S Greer
03-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Here is his latest response...lol Apparently, we dont get that this movement is happening now! :roll:


I just wanna sey dat an igonorant person is who has lack of knowledge & info. In dis case u didn't even kno abaut dis muvment so ther's lack of knowledge & ignorance of ur part. Ignorance is wat u actually showd by seying dat de SSSocyety promotes ignorance without iven knowing haw meny nations ar involvd in dis matter. I just deeply disagree wid dis kyn ov ryting sistem dat tends tu ivolv enywey. Whether peepl lyk it or not. I du bileev in it & so I contribiut. By de wey, I surely kno haw tu spel foneticly, logically & illogically. Actually I wonder haw com dey didn't think ov ryting de word beautiful as...
... beeauttiphul. Dam, I'd rather ryte biutiful. As simple as dat. Thank u for ur greit atention.

The_Grand_Duchess
03-02-2007, 11:39 PM
I already read the latest response becuase it was directed at me. Why are they coming at my neck? What's that all about? Attack the Duchess becuase she called you on it?

Aruna, that post about the german was hilarious! I giggled for a while thinking about it.

Raphee
03-03-2007, 11:05 AM
Aruna the link you provided had me laughing. zat vaz a gud start tu ze day

Birol
03-03-2007, 12:24 PM
It sounds like the MySpace poster is an adherent of simplified spelling (http://www.spellingsociety.org/index.php). It's a real movement, but fortunately, not that popular. I once had a classmate in an upper-level college writing class who was a proponent of the system.