Webster wanted to simplify English spelling.Why did he stop after so few words?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
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    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.

  • 1 year ago

    He was tongue tied.

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