Webster wanted to simplify English spelling.Why did he stop after so few words?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavourite answer
Ordinary folks were rebelling. Not only did it affect their hard-earned spelling skills, but also their reading skills. Most people read by sight words, not phonetics, and it slows them down considerably to see a lot of unfamiliar spellings on an otherwise easy-to-scan page. They took pride in the sheer quirkiness of their beloved language, to say nothing of its tendency to preserve its diverse historical roots. Maybe this is counter-intuitive for non-native speakers, who tend to be more concerned with ease of learning than with linguistic uniqueness.
- SumDudeLv 71 year ago
He was tongue tied.