[Spelling Progress Bulletin, Fall 1979, pp16-17]
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Language, Orthography, and the Schwa, by Katherine P. Betts, Ph.D.

Appendix - Orthographies: 1974. by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.

Research Professor, Emeritus, Adjunct Prof. of Psychology, Reading Research Laboratory Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

1. Traditional Orthography. Source. Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Fact-Index. Vol. 8, 1966 Edition. Chicago: F. E. Compton Co., 1966, p. 284h.

2. Braud English Spelling. Douglas N. Everingham, M.D., Queensland, Australia.

3. Crassnoff System of Phonetic Spelling for English. Victor N. Crassnoff, But is it Art? Copyright, 1969, Godfrey, Ill.

4. Diacritical Marking System (DMS). Edward Fry, "The Diacritical Marking System and a Preliminary Comparison with Initial Teaching Alphabet," The Jour., of TypoGraphical Research, I, no.1, (Jan. 1967), 19-30. Director Reading Center, Rutgers Univ, 10 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, N.J.

5. Fonedik, 1st Edition. Fred C. Wingfield, Denver, Colo.

6. fone'matik speling. Edward Smith, Beckenham, Kent, England.

7. Fonetic English (FE). Traugett Rohner, Fonetic English Spelling. Evanston, Ill.: Fonetic English Spelling Assoc, 1966, p. 36. Evanston, Ill.

8. Fonetik Speling. Newell W. Tune, Hollywood, Ca.

9. Fonetik Wurld Inglish (FWI), 1st Edition. Herbert Wilkinson, Bridge End, Brighouse, Yorkshire, Eng.

10. Ful Fonetik Speling, Hugh V. Jamieson, Dallas, Tx.

11. Initial Teaching Alphabet (i/t/a). Albert J. Mazurkiewicz and Harold J. Tanyzer, with Sir James Pitman. The i/t/a Handbook for Writing and Spelling. New York: i/t/a Publications, Inc, 1964. New York.

12. Lambert Phonetic Alphabet. Robert E. Lambert, Alhambra, Ca.

13. Lindgren Phonetic A. Harry Lindgren, Spelling Reform, a New Approach. Sydney, Australia: Halstead Press 1969, pp. 44-73. Narrabundah ACT.

14. Lindgren Phonetic B. Harry Lindgren, Spelling Reform, a New Approach. Sydney, Australia: Halstead Press, 1969, pp. 74-90. Narrabundah ACT.

15. Literary Phonetic English. Albert Eagle, Buxton, Derbyshire, England.

16. New Engglish. Frank C. Laubach, Learn English the New Way, Book 1, New English in Twenty Lessons. Syracuse, N.Y.: New Readers Press, Revised Edition, 1964. Learn English the New Way, Book II, Bridges to the Old Spelling. Syracuse, N.Y.: New Readers Press, Third Revised Edition, 1964. Laubach Literacy Fund, Inc, Syracuse, N.Y.

17. New Spelling. Frank C. Laubach. Let's Reform our Spelling Now, Why and How. Syracuse, N.Y.: New Readers Press, 1966 (2nd Edition, 1967). Laubach Literacy Fund, Inc, Syracuse, N.Y.

18. Regularized English. Axel Wijk, Univ. of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden. Regularized English. Stockholm, Sweden: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1959, pp. 33, 35.

19. Revyzd Kadmeeən Alfəbet. S. S. Eustace, Simplified Spelling Society of Great Britain, London, England.

20. Ryt Ryting. Clarence Hotson, Romulus, N.Y.

21. Sistematïzd Ënglish. Ali Fiumedoro, Boston, Mass.

22. The Ten-vowel Alfabet. Leo G. Davis, Palm Springs, Ca.

23. Torskript. Vic Paulsen, Torskript Publishers, San Francisco, Ca.

24. World English Spelling (WES: regular) World English Spelling (WES) A no-new-letter phonemic notation for English. Lake Placid Club, N.Y.: Simpler Spelling Assoc. 1968, p. 3. For these materials, write to the Phonemic Spelling Council, Lake Placid Club, N.Y.

25. World English Spelling (WES: i.t.m.) World English Spelling (WES) for Better Reading. Lake Placid Club, N.Y.: Simpler Spelling Assoc. 1968, p. 7. For these materials, write to Phonemic Spelling Council, Lake Placid Club, N.Y.

26. Y.O.K. Alfabet. Yoshisaburo Okakura, Studies in English Literature, XII, No. 4, 1932.

27. Zonic Spelling. William W. Murphy, Zonic Spelling Service, Speaking is Spelling. Glen Ridge, N. J.: Zonic Spelling Service, 1959, p. 16. Glen Ridge, N.J.

28. Anglic Asoesiaeshon Fonetik Alfabet. Anglic Fund, Uppsala, Sweden.

29. New Spelling. William J. Reed, Broadstairs, Kent, England.

30. Spoken English. D. G. Davis, Real Life Spoken English, Brooklyn, N.Y.

31. frē speling elfubet uv sowndz. Louis B. Thoreson, Ticson, Ariz.

32. The American Phonemic Alphabet. Herbert Willging, College of St. Thomas, Dept. of Foreign Languages, St. Paul, Minn.

33. Instaphonic Spelling. Joseph A. Perry, Jr., E. Providence, R.I. Copyright, 1972.

34. Fahlke Spelling. Owe Bruno Fahlke, Berlin, Germany.

35. Nuespel. Edward Rondthaler, Photo-Lettering, Inc., New York, N.Y.

36. Abbreviationaz. Loyd C. Frederiksen and Adeline Frederiksen, Washington, D.C. Copyright 1973.

37. The Absey Alphabet. Percy Freer, Rondebosch, Cape Town, So. Africa.

38. SRI. Robert Mayhew, Director, Mayhew English Academy, Calexico, Calif.

39. Rit, 1973 Edition. Arnold Rupert, Lunenburg, Ont. Canada. (Shorthand)

40. Fonetik Wurld lnglish, 2nd Edition. Herbert Wilkinson, Bridge End, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England.

41. Towle Spelling (Deleted from this edition, see 1973 edition - handwritten).

42, Systematized Spelling, 2nd Edition. Fred C. Wingfield, 471 Denver, Colo. (On file in the Reading Research Lab, Univ. of Miami, is a Wingfield transliteration of Systematized Spelling, in which harmony with T.O. is attempted.)

43. Britic. Reg. Deans, World Language Assoc. Leeds, England.

44. Alphabet for Simplicity and Uniformity of Spelling. Rex Reeve, Palos Park, Ill.

45. Orthographic System of James Keilty. James Keilty, San Francisco, Calif.

46. Shaw-Script. G. B. Shaw Contest (Transliteration provided by Kingsley Read, Abbots Morton, Worcester, England).

47. Compatible Phonemics. Jules E. Dieudonné, New Iberia, Louisiana.

48. New Phonemic Alphabet. Claus C. Gerber, Kansas City, Mo.

49. Traditional Phonics. Barnett Russell, M.D., Plainview, N.Y.

50. Richardson (Deleted at request of orthographer).

51. Letęr Ritęr's Alfębet. Walter Schneider, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

52. A Symbol for Each Sound. Emma B. Johnson, Canal Winchester, Ohio.

53. Sound-Spell. Kingsley Read, Abbots Morton, Worcester, England.

54. a.i.t.a. Ralph Leighton, Altadena, Calif.


[Spelling Progress Bulletin, Fall 1979, pp4,10]

The Gohst, by Frank T. du Feu

Mie frend Commander Dennis Shales,
Aulbeit near as hard as nails,
Cuod not, I promiss yoo, hav toeld
Precicely whie, despite a coeld,
And after such a hevy squaull,
He shuod hav ventured out at aull
So very late. The time? Ahem!
A little after 1 A.M.

Whot made his dog remain behiend?
He wunderd, then it crossd his miend
That peeple in the loecal train
Wuod offen heatedly maintain
The churchyard he wos passing thru
Wos haunted. No, it wosn't true.
Yet writers to "The Daily Poest"
Wuod sweir that they had seen a gohst
Like Charles 1. Of coarce, smaull frie,
Not men hoo wore an Eeton tie.

Peeter is nowhare to be found.
And nou a bat floets idly round
Within sum inches of his face.
Whot rends the sielence of the place?
It is an oul's unnerving hoots.
His hart is nearly in his boots -
He gasps - his eyes begin to roell -
He struggles hard for self-controel -
'T is no mistake, the ievyd doer,
Unoepend for a year or more,
Hoose kee is rusted in the word,
Is oepening of its own accord!

His very flesh begins to creep.
Ah! dare he - can he - moove to peep?
Sheer terror roots him to the spot,
So he decides he'd better not.
Nou Dennis givs a sudden lurch,
Behoeld, emerjing from the church,
A form that flesh and blud disdains,
Behedded, dragging hevy chains,
And hoelding an enormous knife,
He knows that it will take his life!

Not Mr. Pickwick in the pound
With missiles flying aull around,
Pending Sam's opportune arrival
Wos more despairing of survival.
Don Quixot, synonym for valor,
Wuod hav betrayd a certain pallor,
And Sanko Panza died of fright.

In such a grim and dredfuol plight,
Can he be blamed, I beg to ask,
For taking sumthhing from a flask?
Soon he becums composed and mield,
As caam as eny sleeping chield.
Nou Dennis, of brave men the furst
Defies the gohst to doo its wurst.

Impaetient reader, doen't be vexd
When I disclose whot happend next.
'T wos nearing mid-day, so a poke
Between the ribs and he awoke;
For thhings ar rarely whot they seem
And thiss ordeeal wos but a dream.

(written in Eurospelling, du Feu's own ideas of a minimal change system of simplified spelling.)

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