Make literacy easier to achieve
To: Education Departments and teachers
Experiment with parallel texts - make the opposit pages of a children's reader to be the same but without spelling traps
Why is this important?
The English writing sistem still has too many spelling traps for lerners, writers, readers and international use. It's time to update it like other European alfabetic sistems. We only need to keep 35 very common words (12% of everyday text), and change 3% of letters and omit 6% of surplus letters in the rest. That should be easy. Test it out. Too meny pepl remain semi-literat or illiterat becaus they cannot lern to read. The traps make reading too hard to teach.