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Arguments against Spelling Reform

In Arguments against Spelling Reform On June 21, 2016 ()
From Stephen Linstead (Chair) Arguments against Spelling Reform The Society has been arguing for spelling reform ever since it was set up in 1908. In the intervening years many arguments for and against reform have been raised. The arguments below are the most common ones as to why reform is impracticable or undesirable.  Comments are invited. 1. Traditional English spelling is not all that irregular. It has underlying rules that can be memorised and applied, requiring not too many exceptions to be memorised. 2. Mastering English spelling may be difficult at first but we all learn to spell eventually. All it needs is hard work. There is no evidence that traditional spelling has any tangible disadvantages. 3. Spelling ...