Sunday, November 23, 2014

Unspell gets a glowing review

How To Teach Your Kids To Read Good In Bad Sitchuwayshins by Don Feathers. Long but heartfelt.

4 comments :

Helix said...

OK, maybe I'm a koron, but I didn't hear anything...

Dmitry Orlov said...

You mean the sound charts? What browser/OS combination are you using. If you are using Internet Explorer, you won't hear anything. Download Firefox or Chrome.

Andrew not the Saint said...

Dmitry, one of my close relatives has published a book with a pretty similar approach to Unspell - http://www.amazon.com/Better-English-Slavomir-Gregovich/dp/1434985768 You may want to have a look at it

Cheers

Dmitry Orlov said...

Andrew -

Unfortunately, Slamovir doesn't quite have the linguistics background to tackle such a project. "All language is phonetic" is a terrible oversimplification, because the structure of the language that is psychologically valid is NOT what we say or what we hear. It is something quite different. The best orthographies reflect this deep structure. A phonetic transcription does not a useful orthography make.