də ju ˈevə ˈθɪŋk ðət wi ʃəd ˈjuːs ði aɪpiˈeɪ ˈælfəbet fər ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ ˈsəʊ ðeəz nəʊ wɪəd ˈspelɪŋ ruːlz?
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Wow, no, that's a terrible idea.
It's a terrible idea for all the reasons why "standardizing" spelling is a terrible idea anyway:
• ENORMOUS transition costs (lost time and business, not to mention trying to change *everything* with English words on it...)
• Lost patrimony and literary heritage
• Communication difficulties between the "before" and "after" generations -- and a COMPLETE lack of experts to teach the new system
• The current system isn't *that* much of a problem, anyway (let's get real here -- compared to Japanese or Chinese, in which you have to memorize at least 2000 different characters just to achieve basic literacy... and those characters can be pronounced in as many as 20 different ways each, depending on how they're combined to make words!)
... but, even more importantly, it's an even MORE terrible idea, because you would literally have a different spelling system every 100 miles or so that you traveled.
dʊəg in NYC
doəg in Baltimore and DC
dɑɒg in Charlotte
dɔʊg in Louisville
dɔɡ in Cleveland
dɒg in California and Nevada
däg in Milwaukee
... You get me. (:
This would be just as bad as trying to go back to pre-railroad times, when every different city in the USA had its own time zone. (Did you know about that?)
Lmao if you click that, you should be able to expand it big enough to see all those cities on there...
... yeahhhh #nope0