"The Star" in Personal Views.

Several SSS members have set out their individual ideas for spelling reform in Personal Views, which were circulated to members. Most of the 12 page leaflets included these transcriptions of the text "The Star". They show the range of the less extreme reform suggestions.

H.G. Wells, SSS Vice President for many years, (see Officers 1917 and 1940) gave permission for his short story to be transcribed in a simpler spelling.

The Star (H.G.Wells) Traditional Orthography (T.O.).

It was on the first day of the new year that the announcement was made, almost simultaneously from three observatories, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outermost of all the planets that wheel about the Sun, had become very erratic. A retardation in its velocity had been suspected in December. Then, a faint, remote speck of light was discovered in the region of the perturbed planet, At first this did not cause any very great excitement. Scientific people, however, found the intelligence remarkable enough, even before it became known that the new body was rapidly growing larger and brighter, and that its motion was quite different from the orderly progress of the planets.


PV 1. Bob Brown. "Literacy and the way we spell English"
This was not a reform scheme paper and did not include "The Star".

PV 3. Sinclair Eustace. SIST3M 2.
This did not include "The Star."

PV 4. Tony Burns' main reform, The Millennial Alphabet has new characters which are impossible to type and new characters for handwriting too.)


PV 2. Paul Fletcher. Yurospel


Thi Staer (H.G.Wells)

It woz on thi feurst dei ov thi nyu yier thut thi anaunsmunt woz meid, oalmoest simulteiniusli from thrie obzeurvutriz, thut thi moeshun ov thi planit Neptyun, thi auturmoest ov oal thi planits that wiel abaut thi seun, had biceum veri iratic. A ritaerdeishun in its velositi had bien suspectid in Disembur. Then, a feint, rimoet spec ov lait woz disceuvurd in thi riejun ov thi purteurbd planit. At feurst this did not coaz eni veri greit ecsaitmunt. Saiuntific piepul, hauevur, faund thi intelijuns rimaercubul ineuf, ievun befoar it biceim noen thut thi nyu bodi woz rapidli groeing laerjur and braitur, and thut its moeshun woz cwait difrunt from th oardurli proegres ov thi planits.

PV 4. Tony Burns. Intermediate Orthography.

The Star biy H.J.Welz.

It woz on the fu'rst dei ov the nyu yeer that the anawnsment woz meid, orlmoust simelteinyesly from three obzu'rveteryz, that the moushen ov the planet Neptyun, the awtemoust ov orl the planets that wheel abawt the su'n, had bycu'm very eratic. A rytardeishen in its velosety had been sespected in Dysemba. Then, a feint, rymout spec ov liyt woz discu'ved in the reejen ov the pertu'rbd planet. At fu'rst this did not corz eny very greit ecsiytment. Siyentific peepl, haweva, fawnd the intelejens rymarkebl ynu', eeven byfor it bykeim noun that the nyu body woz rapedly grouing larja and briyta, and that its moushen woz cwiyt diferent from the ordely prougres ov the planets.

PV5. Ken Goodwin. Yurabet.


The Star (H.G.Wells)

It woz on qu furst dey ov qu niw yir qat qu anAwnsmnt woz meyd, olmowst simultEynyusly from qry obzUrvtrys, qat qu mowxn ov qu planit Neptyun, qu awtrmowst ov ol qu planits qat wyl abAwt que sun, had bkum very erAtik. A rtardEyxn in its vlosity had byn sspektd in disEmbr. Qen, a feynt, rmowt spek ov layt woz dskuvrd in qu ryjn ov qu prturbd planit, At furst qis did not coz eny very greyt eksAytmnt. SayntIfik pypl, hawEvr, fawnd qu intElijns remarkabl enUf, yvn bfor it bkeym nown qat qu niw body woz rapidly growng larjr and braytr, and qat its mowxn woz kwayt difrnt from qu ordly prowgres ov qu planits.


PV 6. George Lahey. Inglish.

The Star (H.G.Welz)

It wuz on the ferst dae uv the nou year thaat the anownsment wuz maed, aulmoest siemultaeneeuslee frum three observatoreez, thaat the moeshun ov the planet Neptoun, the owtermoest uv aul the planets thaat weel abowt the Sun, haad beecum vairee earaatic. A reetaardaeshun in its velositee haad bin suspected in Deesember. Then, a faent, reemoet spec uv liet wuz discuverd in the reejun uv the perturbd planet, At ferst this did not cauz enee vairee graet ecsietment. Sientific peepuul, however, fownd the intelijens reemaarcabuul eenuf, eeven beefor it beecaem noen thaat the nou bodee wuz raapidlee groeing laarjer aand brieter, aand thaat its moeshun wuz cwiet diferent frum the orderlee progres uv the planets.

PV 7. Steve Bett. Nu Folik.

The Star (H.G.Wells).

It woz on th f'rst dei 'v th nu: i:ir that th a'naunsm'nt woz meid, o:lmo'st sym'lteini'sli frum thri observa'tori:z, that th mo'shn ov th plan't Neptu:n, th aut'rmo'st ov o:l th planets that wi:l a'baut th Sun, had bi'cum veri i'ratik. A rita:rdeishn in itz velosi'ti had bin suspekt'd in Di:sembr. Then, a' feint, ri'mo't spek ov lyt woz diskuv'rd in th ri:j'n ov th p'rturbd plane't, At f'rst this did not ko:z eni veri greit eksi:tm'nt. Sy'ntifik pi:pl, hauevr, faund th inteli'jens ri'markabl enuf, no'n that th nu: bodi woz rapidli growing larjr and brytr, and that itz mo'shn woz kwyt dif'rent fr'm th ord'rli: progres ov th planets.

PV 8. Edward Rondthaler. Soundspel.

The Star (H.G.Wells)

It was on the ferst dae of the nue yeer that the anounsment was maed, allmoest siemultaeniusly frum three obzervatorys, that the moeshun of the planet Neptune, the outermoest of all the planets that wheel about the Sun, had becum verry erratic. A retardaeshun in its velosity had bin suspected in Desember. Then, a faent, remoet spek of liet was discuverd in the reejon of the perterbd planet, At ferst this did not cauz eny verry graet exsietment. Sieentific peepl, however, found the intelijens remarkabl enuf, eeven befor it becaem noen that the nue body was rapidly groeing larjer and brieter, and that its moeshun was qiet diferent frum the orderly progres of the planets.


PV 9. Katherine Greenland. R.O.S.E. (Reformed Orthography of Standard English)
This includes characters which are impossible to type.

PV 10. Valerie Yule. SurplusCut.

Interspel for beginners and EAL learners can use accents for all long vowels.

1. Moderat cutting of surplus letrs.

It was on the first day of the new year that the anouncement was made, almost simultaneusly from three observatries, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outrmost of all the planets that wheel about the Sun, had becom very eratic. A retardation in its velocity had been suspectd in Decembr. Then, a faint, remote spek of light was discovrd in the rejion of the perturbd planet, At first this did not cause any very great excitement. Sientific peple, howevr, found the intelijence remarkabl enuf, even befor it became known that the new body was rapidly growing larjr and brightr, and that its motion was quite difrent from the ordrly progress of the planets.
2. Text with mor drastic cutng of surplus letrs.

It ws on th first day of th new year that th anouncement ws made, almost simultaneusly from three observatries, that th motion of th planet Neptune, th outrmost of all th planets that wheel about th Sun, had becom very eratic. A retardation in its velocity had been suspectd in Decembr. Then, a faint, remote spek of light ws discovrd in the rejion of th perturbd planet, At first this did not cause any very great excitement. Sientific peple, howevr, found th intelijence remarkabl enuf, even befor it became known that th new body ws rapidly growing larjr and brightr, and that its motion was quite difrent from th ordrly progress of th planets.
3. International English Spelling: Interspel.

It ws on th furst day of th nu year that th anounsment ws mad, almost simultaniusli from thre obsurvatris, that th mosion of th planet Neptun, th outrmost of al th planets that wel about th Sun, had becom veri erattik. A retardasion in its velositi had ben suspectd in Desembr. Then, a fant, remot spek of lit ws discovrd in th rejion of th perturbd planet, At ferst this did not cauz eni veri grat exitment. Sientifik pepl, howevr, found th intelijens remarkabl enuf, evn befor it becam knon that th nu bodi ws rapidli groing larjr and britr, and that its mosion ws quit difrent from th ordrli progres of th planets.


PV 11. Zé do Rock. Zinglish.

The Star (H.G.Wells)

It was on the ferst day of the new yeer that the anounsment was made, almoest simultaneusly from thre obzervatris, that the motion of the plannet Neptune, the outermoest of all the plannets that weel about the sun, had becum very irattic. A retardation in its vilosity had been suspeccted in disember. Then, a faint, remote spek of lite was discuvverd in the reegion of the perterrbd planet, At ferst this didnt cauz eny very grate ixitement. Syentiffic peepal, however, found the intellijens remarcable inuf, eeven befor it became noen that the new boddy was rappidly groing larjer and briter, and that its motion was quite difrent from the orderly proegres of the plannets.

PV13. Masha Bell.


The Star (H.G.Wells)

It was on the ferst day of the new yeer that the anouncement was made, almost simultaneously from three observatories, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outermost of all the planets that wheel about the Sun, had become very eratic. A retardation in its velocity had been suspected in December. Then, a faint, remote speck of light was discovered in the reegion of the perterbed planet, At first this did not cause enny very great excitement. Scientific peeple, however, found the intelligence remarkable enough, eevn before it became known that the new body was rapidly growing larger and brighter, and that its motion was quite different from the orderly progress of the planets.

PV14. Roy Blain.
Saaspel.

See Saaspel web.

It woz on th furst dai ov th nyu yeer that th anawnsmnt woz maid, aulmoust simultainiusly frm ttree obzurvatoriz, that th moushn ov th planet Neptune, th awtrmoust ov aul th planuts that weel abawt th sun, had bekm veri eratik. A reetardaishn in its velositi had been suspektd in Desembr. Then a faint remout spek ov liit woz diskuvrd in th reejn ov th peturbd planut. At furst, this did not kauz eni veri grait exiitmnt. Siientifik peepl, hawevr, fawnd th intelijens remarkabl enuf, eevn bevor it bekaim noun that th nyu bodi woz rapidli grouing larjr nd briitr, nd that its moushn woz qiit difrnt frm th ordrli progres ov th planuts.

PV12. Russ Stygall. Singlish.
This included diaresis vowels which are impossible to type.


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