changes to the English language

Jul 21, 2009, 2:59 AM |

My changes would be

1) make all the verbs regular  to follow modal patterns and get rid of the abbrevieated form.(i'm he's she's we're they're etc)

Verbs like 'to be' would just use one form 'be' and the past would be' beed' and the past participle 'beed.' No 's' on the thrid person singular, i.e she /he/it go. For a question 'do she smoke' would be acceptable.

catch catched catched, buy buyed buyed etc...


2) make the spellings regular

movie..... movey

Friend    Frend

Shoulder  Sholder

People   pepel

horse  hors

house   hous


letter combinations like "ough" (pronouced in  seven?nine? thirteen? ways "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed) and words like stole and coal, which shouldn't rhyme but do, need sorting out.

making it much more phonetic


Also , get rid of those difficult irregular plurals, and use an s everywhere.

men mens  child childs  roof roofs  ox oxes foot foots etc


3) Lose the saxon genetive and possesive case ' . I see so many mistakes with it that it just needs to go.  replace with es at the end of the noun. (which is what the apostrophe replaces) Richardes car/ Last monthes figures/ yesterdayes meeting etc

What would you change, and why.

It takes three years for a child to learn to read basic English but three months to learn to read  basic Finnish which is completly phonetic.