> If English were written
> phonetically, with different spellings in Australia, NZ, India,
> Singapore, Kenya, US, Canada, England, etc. (and all that
> multiplied many times by the many different dialects within
> those countries), the language - spoken and written - would not
> have 1% of the current status that it has in the world today.
I was opposed to simplified orthography until you suggested that
its introduction would drastically lower the status of English
in the world.
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