Why does english pronunciation differs so much from written language ?

I'm a romance speaking person (italian) and we pronounce the words almost exactly as they are written, like in spanish. We don't need to spelling the words because they are very similar -except some cases- both in pronunciation and in the written part. "I see a car in the street" "Ai si a... show more I'm a romance speaking person (italian) and we pronounce the words almost exactly as they are written, like in spanish. We don't need to spelling the words because they are very similar -except some cases- both in pronunciation and in the written part.

"I see a car in the street"
"Ai si a car in de strit"

It would be easier this way !
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