I recently stumbled across yet another spelling reform proposal, called PIE, or “Phonetically Intuitive English”. At first glance it looks like some English text got drunk in a Vietnamese print shop, and woke up the next day with some not very well thought out tattoos and piercings. I mean, let’s face it, the last thing English needs is diarrheal diacritics. You know, hemorrhaging jots and tittles is probably okay for languages that don’t need them for punctuation, but we’ve got standards over here.
My conclusion is that if this is intuitive, or child-
However, I also realized that this PIE is every bit as intuitive as the other PIE
Those guys over at the Original English Movement may be on to something, but, I mean, let’s face it, they haven’t pushed the idea to its logical extreme
1 For the curious, here’s a recent portrait of me. I know I’m rather cute, but not quite Miss Universe material. On a slight tangent, I’d like to let the gentlemen of linguistiana know that I’m accepting social calls from suitable suitors.
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