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Word spelling.

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Word spelling.

Being careful not to become associated with the horrors of text-speak, have you ever thought about the spelling of words as they sound phonetically rather than how history and the OED want them spelt.
For instance:
close as in shut: cloz
use as in utilise: yooz
use as in for the use of: yuse
clue: cloo
Many words ending in "ed" could save an "e" and be apostrophe (apostrofe) "d"
There must be any number of these including whole sections of the dictionary where "ph" is used instead of the more obvious "f"
Can you think of any?
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Re: Word spelling.

is the 'o' in 'cloz' pronounced as in shot or as in doe; should it start with a 'c' or maybe a 'k'? I really haven't a cloo!
A favourite 'play' on spelling and pronunciation is the word 'ghoti', pronounced 'fish' using the pronunciations in the words rough, women and station (or should that be ruf, wimin and stayshun?).
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Re: Word spelling.

Quote from: Petlew
... have you ever thought about the spelling of words ...

Sorry, I can't resist the repetition. Yes.
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Re: Word spelling.

I'm hoping that the rise of smart phones (and their dictionaries) will mean an end to the abomination that is text-speak.
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I often find that the smarter the phone, the less smart the user  Lips are sealed
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Re: Word spelling.

Wunda wot fone u yuse Undecided
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I bought one for £9.99 from Tesco  Wink
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