Current as of Jan. 17, 2004
The intention of this proposal is essentially the same as Inglish1 (see this link), except a greater effort has been made to use even more of the forms and patterns of standard TS. This without its indeterminate number of rules, or even any knowledge of it. Stress indicators aren't used, but stressed points can usually be determined by the suggestions under the topic you've read already, 'Phonemes' (see here). Also some representations are used for more than one sound and vice versa. These result in less loss of phonemicy compared with TS however, as they're rule defined as to function. [This proposal is similar to 'MORE', 'RITE' and 'WRE'.]
There's one rule: Excepting capitalized names, spell all words as sounded in GA per the following clarifications, using apostrophes only to link cut words: As 'I'm':
1a. Among those long: Use ai as in 'faith' before 2 consonants, oi ('oil') & ou ('out'). But use ay ('bay'), oy ('boy') or ow ('now') respectively at word root ends, as before er ('cower').
1b. Use ee as in 'feed', tho use e for 'the', 'he', 'she', 'we', 'be', before suffixes ci, ti, z ('completion') & a vowel not e or u ('idea'), in prefixes ('rebid' & 'resent' for 'recent') & if initial, before a consonant prior to a vowel letter not y ('even'). But use i before e ('fiesta') & u ('devius' for 'devious'), & use y at unstressed multi-syllable root ends ('story', 'storys'), but ee if stressed ('agree').
1c. Use y as in 'python' before 2 consonants, e ('dyernal' for 'diurnal'), & at stressed root ends ('imply', 'plys'). Also, use 'y' for 'eye', but 'I' for the pronoun.
1d. Use oa as in 'oath' before 2 consonants in roots & x ('hoax'), tho just o before ld & lt ('bold'), & use oo as in 'food' in one-syllable roots. Use o for oa & u for oo sounds at root ends ('go', 'flu'). Change them to oe & ue if inflected as by d, n & s, before y, tho not other suffixes ('goes', 'going', 'knoen' for 'known', 'snoey' for 'snowy', 'truism', 'truly', 'truth').
2a. For 'yoo' sounds: Use u initially for words starting with ub, uc, uni, uny, ura, ure, uri, uro, ute, uti, uto sounds, & 'use' per 3b.
2b. Use 'yu' for 'you', ew at other one syllable root ends ('few') & ue at ends if more ('value').
2c. Use eu if before 2 consonants ('neutral') & u elsewhere ('fuse', 'fuzon' for 'fusion') also per 3b.
3a. Use a for ai in 1a, i for y in 1c, o for oa & u for oo in 1d, before a vowel ('actual'), tho not before e or u for the i.
3b. Except for the x & oo cases in 1d, use the a, i, o or u letters in a root before a single consonant, with or without a vowel after it. If no vowel is there, add a silent 'magic' e. Keep that e before inflections but not before vowel or ci, ti & z starting suffixes ('bones', 'bony', 'noted', 'noting', 'notion', 'facial', 'usual').
4a. For short vowels: Use a as in 'bat'.
4b. Use e as in 'den'.
4c. Use i in 'it', tho use e in prefixes to show meaning derivation or per 6b, if still unlike another word ('rebut', 'exist', but 'inept' & 'risent' for 'resent').
4d. Use o for its 'ah' sound in 'got', tho use a for word ends as in 'spa', after qu as in 'quality', wh as in 'what' & before r as in 'art'. Also use o as in 'thot' for 'thought, 'brot' for 'brought', 'ol' for 'all' & for 'or' sounds ('for'). Tho use aw here at root ends ('law'), but au in vowel ending roots ('auto') & to avoid confusion with a word having an 'ah' ('taut' vs 'tot') or 'oa' sound ('vault' vs 'volt').
4e. Use u as in the word 'put', the like word with a schwa, spelled 'putt'. Also if the schwa letter u isn't used ('fut' for 'foot'). Use oo if it is, as in 'book', schwa u used here for 'buck' ('buk'). Tho use u for 'yur' sounds, with a magic e for one-syllable roots ('cure'), left off if more ('inur' for 'inure'). The 'ur' ('lur' for 'lure') spelling takes priority to schwa here (thus 'pure' vs ur's 'pur' for 'poor' & 'per' for the schwa in 'purr').
4f. Use air for the sound heard in 'stairs'.
5a. For schwa sounds, as u in 'but': Use a initially in words ('ago'), tho not before ln, ls, lt, mb, mp, r & n except 'an' & 'and', nor in the roots 'udder', 'ugly', 'up', 'us', 'usher' & 'utter'. Use a at word root ends ('sulfa') & after an initial syllable before l not after letters b, d, f, g, k, p or t ('anal'). Use a too before bl not after s ('arabl' for 'arable'). Also use a after ci or ti per 7b ('optician') & if u is unusable ('bias').
5b. Use e in 'the', before inflections, r ('berthed'), after ee's i ('requiem'), before n not after ci (except nt), s, ti, y, or z, nor before ng or in a word's initial syllable ('given' vs 'under'), tho use a as in 'wuman' vs 'wumen' for 'woman' if thus clearer.
5c. Use i before ty ('ability'), & if after s, before bl, s & tiv ('oasis').
5d. In multi-syllable roots, use o after m, s, ti, y & z before n ends ('bison'), after c before l, m or n ('comfy'), & pr ('provide'), if not in a like word with a short o sound ('conduct' so use 'cunduct'), also before jy ('biolojy' for 'biology'), final t ('pilot') & between d & m ('kingdom').
5e. Omit a letter for a schwa sound before a word's l ending after b, d, f, g, k, p or t ('tripl' for 'triple'), but add a magic e if the sound before any of them is a long vowel ('able') not ee or oo ('needl' for 'needle'), omitting it before a vowel-starting suffix ('ably'). Omit a letter for the sound between as or is & m ('spasm', 'prism').
5f. Use u as the default letter for the sound
elsewhere ('amung' for
'among') or to avoid confusion ('bury'
vs 'bery' for 'berry'
& 'locul' for 'local'
vs 'local' for 'locale').
6a. Except for x, double a single consonant after a schwa or short vowel if it's before a vowel, tho only to avoid confusion with a like word having a long vowel. Thus, 'matter' vs 'mater' or 'matur' & 'bidding' vs 'biding', but 'proper' & 'giving'.
6b. Any of the above symbols for a short vowel or schwa may be used for a questionable sound if it's justified by accurately reflecting a widely used dialectal sound or by use in TS, and still results in easy universal comprehension.
7a. Use b as in 'bib'; c in 'coco'; ch in 'chat', but ti per 7b; d in 'did' & for t sounding past tenses; f in 'fife', but 'off'; g in 'gag'; h in 'he'; j in 'job', dj for doubling; l in 'lily'; m in 'mum'; n in 'noun', but 'kno' for 'know'; ng in 'tang' but n before c, g, k or x ('thank'); p in 'pup'; r in 'rural'; s in 'sisal'.
7b. Use sh in 'shush' for words not ending in al, an, ate, ent, on or us. Use ci for the sound in cial ('social'), cian ('ocian' for 'ocean') for people ('politician'); ciate ('emaciate'); cient ('ancient'); cius ('suspicius' for 'suspicious'). Use xius ('anxius' for 'anxious'). Elsewhere except when 7d calls for zon use ti in tion ('action', 'nation', 'question'); for t ending roots: tial ('partial'), tiate ('ingratiate') & tius ('ambitius' for 'ambitious').
7c. Use t as in 'tot'; th in 'thin' & 'the'; v in 'vat', but 'of'; w in 'we'; wh in 'why'; y in 'yoyo'.
7d. Use z as in 'zoo' ('zu') initially, with s as in 'is' elsewhere. Use z for its sound
in 'azure' ('vizon' for 'vision') & sh
sounds in d or s root ends ('tenzon'
8a. Use k, qu & x also. Use k for c sounds before e, ee, i & y ('sky'), but not if at the start of a word before er ('cernal' for 'colonel'). Use k also at root ends including before e & suffixes, except after i in multi-syllable roots ('sonic'). Use ck for doubling c or k.
8b. Use qu for cw sounds ('quite').
8c. Use x for gz sounds used between vowels
& for cs sounds, but don't use it in inflections ('tax' but 'takes' & 'box' but 'bogs').
Forscor and seven yirs ago
our fothers brot forth on this contnent a nu nation, conseevd in
liberty and dedicated tu the propusition that ol men ar created equal.
Now we ar engajed in a
grate sival wor, testing whether that nation or eny nation so conseevd
and so dedicated can long endur. We ar met on a grate batlfeeld of that
wor. We hav cum tu dedicate a portion of that feeld, as a final resting
plase for those hu hir gave thair lives that that nation mite liv. It
is oltugether fitting and proper that we shud du this.
But in a
larjer sens, we can not dedicate, we can not consucrate, we can not
halo this ground. The brave men, living and ded hu strugld hir, hav
consucrated it, far abuv our pur power tu ad or detract. The werld wil
litl note, nor long remember, what we say hir, but it can never forget
what thay did hir. It is for us the living, rather, tu be dedicated hir
tu the unfinishd werk which thay hu fot hir hav thus far so nobly
advansd. It is rather for us tu be hir dedicated tu the grate task
remaning befor us, that from thees onnerd ded we take increesd devotion
tu the cos for which thay gave the last ful mezer of devotion. That we hir
hyly resolv that thees ded shal not hav dyd in vane, that this nation
under God, shal hav a nu berth of freedom, and that guverment of the
peepl, by the peepl, for the peepl shal not perish from the erth.
lite and quik baze zu foxes wer jumping long in the air over eech thin
litl dog, but not with colosal room. Go look hir now at me, thankful
when I shout enuf, for thay, the sly criters, joyusly foild yu agin.
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