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KIS: Kunsistunt Inglish Speling
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Intrudukshin in KIS
Introduction in conventional spelling
ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən ɪn aɪ-pi-eɪ (IPA)
Dhu roolz ov KIS
Inglish speling iz difikult. KIS iz a jentul aproeq tu speling, widh kunsistunt roolz dhat ar eezee tu lurn. It iz not an atempt tu qaenj dhu hoel langwij. It iz simplee a tool for lurners ov Inglish speeking and lisning skilz.
Dhu KIS alfubet
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KIS Long intrudukshun KIS: lɔŋ ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən KIS: Long introduction
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Inglish speling iz a mes. Sum sae its lak ov respekt for roolz iz a starting point ov kreeyaetivitee. Maebee, but dhu fakt iz dhat dhu mismatq bitween rieting and speeking, simbul and sownd, iz an obstakul too lurning, wedhur az a fuurst or sekund langwij. Dher hav been menee atempts too tiedee up dhu mes. But dheez hav tried too impoez disiplin acros dhu hoel langwij, rekwiering evree uesur ov Inglish too oebae nue roolz. Dhis iz not anudhur suq atempt. It iz simplee an aed too luurnurz hoo fiend dhat kunvenshunul 'kurekt' ritun Inglish gets in dhu wae of betur speeking skil. IPA, dhee International Phonetic Alphabet (Intunashunul Fonetik Alfabut), oalredee egzists and mae help sum. It haz akademik rigur, and dhus iz ekstreemlee uesful too akademiks. But it uezez menee nue simbulz. KIS iz a jentlur aproeq, uezing oenlee dhu kunvenshunul alfabut and noe nue simbulz. It gets rid ov dhu redundunt leturz c and x, and eliminaets oal ov dhoez trubulsum dubul konsununts. 'gh', unsupriezinglee, duz not feetqur in KIS, and 'th' iz uezd tu signifie just wun sownd, not too. Dhu 'majik e' (az in 'hat and hate', 'kit and kite', 'cut and cute') iz reeyoonietid widh dhu vowl it modifiez (giving haet, kiet and kuet). Udhur ishooz, suq az kunsistunseez ov ploorulz, past tens endingz, and vowul-konsununt wurd floe, and ues ov apostrufees, ar diskusd on laetur paejiz. Liek kunvenshunul speling, KIS duz not distingwish between difurunt aksents, suq az British and Americun (wiq, in enee kaes, ar not singul waez ov speeking but ar entieyur famuleez ov reejunul aksents). Dhis duz involv sum komprumiez and aproksimashun. KIS duz not preetend too bee troolee fonetik, but meeyerlee konsistunt and relativlee simpul. Niedhur iz it fulee objectiv. It kareez the orijinatur'z bieyus, but dhat iz eezulee rektified bie kontsruktiv diskushun between interestid peepul, leeding too ongoewing eevulueshun. Soe konstruktiv koment uezing dhu feedbak form iz welkum. If yoo fiend it uesful, uez it. If not, yoo kan enjoi dhu qalenj ov anarkik tradishunul speling or dhu rigurz ov IPA. Dhu qois iz entieyerlee yorz. Noet: dhu saem wurd haz too spelingz, tu and too, depending on wedhur or not foloed by a vowl. Dher iz a presedunt for dhis – a and an.
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