Comments on: Happy Birthday Isaac Asimov, Supporter of English Spelling Reform https://ideonexus.com/2009/01/02/happy-birthday-isaac-asimov-supporter-of-english-spelling-reform/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:35:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.16 By: Dave https://ideonexus.com/2009/01/02/happy-birthday-isaac-asimov-supporter-of-english-spelling-reform/#comment-10595 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:16:17 +0000 http://ideonexus.com/?p=2572#comment-10595 It is constantly frustrating to have to teach Iris all the irregularities of English, especially when she is otherwise consistent with her conjugations and pronunciations.

“I readed the book.”

“I sleeped for a long time.”

etc.

I wonder if there is any demonstrable benefit to all the irregularities in English. I suppose the historical nuances provide some “flavor” or “culture” to the language. Is it worth it?

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