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Click to edit Master subtitle  style  12/6/10 English Orthography Week 5, Class 2
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Today’s Agenda Alphabetic Orthographies English Spelling Spelling Development
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Alphabetic Orthographies # graphemes = # phonemes Vary in terms of orthographic depth Shallow orthographies Consistent relationships between graphemes and  phonemes e.g., Spanish, German Deep orthographies Less consistent relationship between individual  graphemes and phonemes
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The European Commission has just announced an agreement  whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than  German, which was the other possibility.  As part of the negotiations Her Majesty's Government conceded  that English spelling had some room for improvement and has  accepted a 5 year phase-in plan of modifications that will lead to  'Euro-English' as the language will be known.  In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'. Sertainly, this will make  the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in  favour of the 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan  have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when 
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In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be  expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are  possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double leters  which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also al wil  agre that the horible mes of the silent 'e' in the languag is  disgraseful and it should go away.
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