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International English Spelling Congress

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Contents

 

Comparison The Comparison page is a single page showing just one example of each scheme — Hamlet's To be, or not to be soliloquy — for a quick side-by-side comparison. Why not print a copy for your notice board or staff room?

 

Thumbnail Versions Thumbnail versions are single-page summaries of the proposed spelling schemes. Each thumbnail outlines the scheme and gives a few examples of its use in practice.

 

Summary Versions The Full Versions of the proposed spelling schemes are not easy to read without some knowledge of phonology. The Summary Versions are shorter and more readable versions of the short listed schemes. (Some schemes that were not short listed are also available as summaries in Personal Views.)

 

Full Versions The 6 Proposed Spelling Schemes which have been short listed by the Expert Commission.

 

Each scheme contains one or more PDFs, collected into an Adobe Portfolio Document. It is not possible to read a portfolio directly in your web browser (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc). You have to save it to your computer. Then you can open it like any other document, using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. (You probably already have this application.) It is widely supported and is available free from

 

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Personal information has been deleted from the Portfolios, and they are read-only.

 

Note on Methodology Explains how the Expert Commission made their choice of the 6 short listed schemes from the 35 schemes which were submitted.

 

IESC PSS Notes Explain how the Proposed Spelling Scheme forms were completed. This should help to explain the detail of the various tables.

 

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Comparison

The Comparison page is a single page showing just one example of each scheme — Hamlet's To be, or not to be soliloquy — for a quick side-by-side comparison of all six schemes.

Thumbnail version – Lytspel

A Simple Phonetic Respelling for the English Language. Proposed by Christian Siefkes.

Thumbnail version – ReadScript

A spelling system for English that is simple and phonetic. Proposed by J D Garcia.

Thumbnail version – RichSpel-Long

Provides a predictable spelling scheme for words in the English language. Proposed by Richard Kilner.

Thumbnail version – RichSpel-Short

Offers a simple way to transform English spelling into a logical system that is easy and quick to learn. Proposed by Richard Kilner.

Thumbnail version – SoundSpel

A reform spelling system that makes English spelling simple and regular, while preserving continuity from traditional spelling. Proposed by Mark Petersen et al.

Thumbnail version – Traditional Spelling Revised

Seeks to identify the underlying rules of traditional spelling and to apply them consistently. Proposed by Stephen Linstead.

Summary version – Lytspel

A Simple Phonetic Respelling for the English Language. Proposed by Christian Siefkes.

Summary version – ReadScript

A spelling system for English that is simple and phonetic. Proposed by J D Garcia.

Summary version – RichSpel-Long

Provides a predictable spelling scheme for words in the English language. Proposed by Richard Kilner.

Summary version – RichSpel-Short

Offers a simple way to transform English spelling into a logical system that is easy and quick to learn. Proposed by Richard Kilner.

Summary version – SoundSpel

A reform spelling system that makes English spelling simple and regular, while preserving continuity from traditional spelling. Proposed by Mark Petersen et al.

Summary version – Traditional Spelling Revised

Seeks to identify the underlying rules of traditional spelling and to apply them consistently. Proposed by Stephen Linstead.

A009R6WRK-(Linstead)-S11UGRY7-(Traditional Spelling Revised)

The full version of the Traditional Spelling Revised scheme, as a PDF portfolio.

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A0394PLFE-(Petersen)-S28WJ8EB-(SoundSpel)

The full version of the SoundSpel scheme, as a PDF portfolio.

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A041W3UAQ-(Kilner)-S19F4KAM-(RichSpel-Long)

The full version of the RichSpel-Long scheme, as a PDF portfolio.

Click the PDF icon to the right to download the portfolio, save to your computer, and then open.

A041W3UAQ-(Kilner)-S21CU4RK-(RichSpel-Short)

The full version of the RichSpel-Short scheme, as a PDF portfolio.

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A074WVTJJ-(Garcia)-S464G4UJ-(Readscript)-(2)

The full version of the Readscript scheme, as a PDF portfolio.

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A077RRCDX-(Siefkes)-S266Y8DF-(Lytspel)

The full version of the Lytspel scheme, as a PDF portfolio.

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Note on Methodology

This note explains how the Expert Commission made their choice of the 6 short listed schemes from the 35 schemes which were submitted.

Proposed Spelling Scheme Notes

These notes were to help with filling the Proposed Spelling Scheme form. They explain how the various tables were to be completed. They may help readers now to understand the schemes that were submitted.