Sound-Write Example Number Five.
Would simplified spelling obsolete all the books in the library making it impossible for the next generation to read and appreciate our English language heritage?
If suddenly all magazines and books were written with a consistent spelling notation, might the older english writings - from the 1990s and until now - seem impossible to read?
They might feel like we do when we try to read Chaucer from the 1380s.
True, Chaucer's writings look like this:
Now, sire, quod he, han freres swich a grace
That noon of hem shal come to this place?
Yis, quod this aungel, many a millioun!
And unto sathanas he ladde hym doun.
--And now hath sathanas,--seith he,--a tayl He said,
Brodder than of a carryk is the sayl.
Hold up thy tayl, thou sathanas!--quod he;