Spelling Reform Files

Spelling Reform Files


This page links to a number of files about spelling reform, including descriptions of and text in a number of systems.  As the site grows, I hope to include some files transcribing the same text into many systems, allowing the reader to easily contrast the use of these systems in practice.

The systems are organized both by the kind of system (according to this classification scheme) and by their inventor.

Some systems have external links, and some are links to files on wyrdplay.org.  The external files are noted as such.  Note that I have not modified the content of any of the files, which still represent their author's original intent.  I may have altered an author's original file to improve its appearance, with the author's permission.

Many of the referenced pages include SAMPA phonemic encodings enclosed in slashes, as in this example: /Igz{mp@l/.  A quick reference on the SAMPA encoding for English may be found here.  More details may be found here.


Spelling systems (by type)

Strictly phonemic systems

ENgliS
FLOSS (Fonemic Latin-One Spelling System)
MCM (Mixed Case Minglish)
NQaLF (external site)
Unifon (external site)

Phonemic systems

Bobdot (see also Bobdot-ph) (convert to Bobdot)
Bobdot (compared to Arbdot)
Fanetik (external site)

Inglish (external site)
Inglish2
Ipifuny
Lojikl Inglish (see also RLI) (Convert to LI)
Portul (convert to Portul)
SREA2 (Spelling Reform with an Extended Alphabet 2) (external site)
SRS4g
(Simplified ReSpell 4g)
Truespel (external site)
WLM (Weird Looking Minglish, reference)
WLM (introduction, written in WLM)

Hybrid systems

ALC SoundSpel (external site)
Arbdash (convert to Arbdash)
Arbdot
Arbdot (compared to Bobdot)
Folksrite
IRM (Increased Readability Minglish)
WMM (Weirdly Marked Minglish)

Respelling systems

DRE (Diacritically Regularized English, reference) (convert to DRE)
DRE (introduction, written in DRE)
DRE (examples)
DRE (design justification)
MORE (Majic-e Oanly RITE)
RITE (external site)
SRS (Simplified ReSpell)
WRE (Wijk's Regularized English, notes)


Spelling systems (by inventor)

Alan Beale

Overview of my systems
Arbdash (convert to Arbdash)
Arbdot
Arbdot (compared to Bobdot)

DRE (Diacritically Regularized English, reference) (convert to DRE)
DRE (introduction, written in DRE)
DRE (examples)
DRE (design justification)
FLOSS (Fonemic Latin-One Spelling system)
IRM (Increased Readability Minglish)
RLI (a variant of Lojikl Inglish) (convert to RLI)
MCM (Mixed Case Minglish)
WLM (Weird Looking Minglish, reference)
WLM (introduction, written in WLM)
WMM (Weirdly Marked Minglish)

American Literacy Council

ALC Soundspel (external site)

Axel Wijk

WRE (Wijk's Regularized English, notes)

Bob Boden

Bobdot (see also Bobdot-ph) (convert to Bobdot)
SRS (Simplified ReSpell)
SRS4g (Simplified ReSpell 4g)

Bruce Mills

SREA2 (Spelling Reform with an Extended Alphabet 2) (external site)

George Lahey

Inglish (external site)

Gus Hasselquist

Inglish2

John Malone

Unifon (external site)

L. Craig Schoonmaker

Fanetik (external site)

Openrite Group

RITE (external site)

Paul Stought

Status of my systems
Folksrite
Ipifuny

Portul (convert to Portul)

Pete Boardman

         MORE (Majic-e Oanly RITE)

Rollo Reid

         Lojikl Inglish (see also RLI) (Convert to LI)

Steve Bett

ENgliS

Tom Zurinkas

Truespel (external site)

The Wyrdplay Converter

The Wyrdplay Converter allows you to convert English passages in standard spelling into one of six reformed spellings: Arbdash, Bobdot, DRE, Lojikl Inglish, Portul and Rifaurmed Lojikl Inglish.  Give it a try!


Comparative Transcriptions

Bob Boden's "The Late Arrival" (in 4 respelling systems)
Samples of Paul Stought's systems (5 texts)
H.G. Wells' "The Star" (in 11 systems)


Long Transcriptions

Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" (in Lojikl Inglish)
H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" (in Ipifuny-oo)
Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (in reduced DRE)
O Henry's "The Ransom of Red Chief" (in Folksrite)

Other Files

ABCD, A Blended Spelling/Pronunciation Code (Alan Beale)
CAAPR, a Combined Anglo-American Pronunciation Reference (Alan Beale)

Constructing an Alternate Dictionary (Alan Beale)
Designing Spelling Systems (Paul Stought and Alan Beale)
Diacritics and Computing (J C Wells, external site)
English Accents and Their Implications (J C Wells, external site)
English Sound-Symbol Correspondences (Alan Beale)
Extending the Alphabet (Michael Avinor, external site)
NBC English Vowel Proposal (Bob Boden)
NBC English Sound Chart (Bob Boden)
Paul Stought's Spelling Reform Blog (Paul Stought)
Phondot, a new approach to teaching reading (Bob Boden, external site)
Refuting the arguments against reform (Justin B Rye, external site)
RESCUE, a transparent phonemic notation (Alan Beale, with help from David Barrow)
Typing Diacritics with Windows (Alan Beale)





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