posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:02 AM
One way to facilitate English, is to get rid of verb conjugations. In this way, we will not have to memorize how to spell the different tenses of
verbs, nor would we have confusion between words like "sang" and "sung" or "swam" and "swum", or "began" and "begun".
"I am singing" for example, can become "I do sing".
"I sang" for example, can become "I did sing".
"I sing" will remain the same
and, of course, for the future tense, it will stay as "I will sing".
So with these basic words (did, do, will) we can make different tenses of verbs without actual conjugation.
Different types of sentences
Since "do" will be used for verb tenses, questions will not be formed by changed the structure of the sentence and putting "do" or "did" in
front of it. Instead it will change by adding the word ", right?" at the end.
For example: "Are you here?" would become "You are here, right?"
Imperative sentences will remain the same. "Look at me!" will remain as "Look at me!" without changes. The format of Verb-Object for imperative
sentences (which is already inherit in English) will not be mistaken for a regular sentence.
Sentences like "I did my homework" will become "I did finish my homework", and "I am doing the paper work" will become "I do complete the
In order to form a negation, the word "not" will come after the verb.
Sentences such as "I do not know" can remain the same, although sentences like "I am not joking" will become "I do not joke".
Who, What, When , Where, Why, and How sentences will follow the common English "Subject-Verb-Object" structure.
That is who?
We are where?
You are who?
You want what? (from "What do you want?")
In order to make the language even easier to learn, Latin and French borrowed words will be replaced with English counterparts or compounds.
Words such as "literacy" will be replaced with "readiness", and "an ascension" will become "an uplifting", "the creation" will become "the
alphabet reformation (optional)
This is just optional to my original idea but if we really wanted to make English easier, we would also reform the spelling.
Get rid of "x" and replace it with "ks", get rid of "q" and replace it with "k", get rid of "c" and replace it with "k" or "s" depending
on if it is a hard or soft c.
x = ks
q = k
hard c = k
soft c = s
Spelling reformation (optional)
This too, is also optional to my original idea. Words should be spelled as pronounced.
a = ah (a in father)
e = eh (e in bed)
i = ih (i in sit)
o = oh (o in gold)
u = oo (oo in food)
ae = a as in cat
eo = uh as in cup
ee = ee as in eel or feel
eu = u in cute, keu would sound "Q"
ai = "ight" as in "light"
ei = ai in aid
I know there are many dialects of English, but with these basic sounds of English we can estimate to the closet sound.
peepeol will be "people"
keut will be "cute"
kaet will be "cat"
get will "get"
geit will be "gate"
kaen will be "can"
kein will be "cane"
and so on...
The two optionals are not necesary (spelling and alphabet reform) but I highly suggest the compounds / English word replacement and the simple verb
tense. What do you think about this? or should I say "You think what about this?"