What If? from the start, every word in English was spelled as it sounds?

Here’s what I’ve thought up so far: In the alphabet, I believe that there would be 23 letters, since I am pretty sure that C, Q and X would have never made it since there seems to be no new sounds at all created by those letters that are not found in others. Words like Two, To, Too, Know, No (And others) would... show more Here’s what I’ve thought up so far:
In the alphabet, I believe that there would be 23 letters, since I am pretty sure that C, Q and X would have never made it since there seems to be no new sounds at all created by those letters that are not found in others.

Words like Two, To, Too, Know, No (And others) would each sound at least a bit different from each other (No two words sounding the same) so that their spellings could be different.

Words from other languages like Fajita, spelling wise would conform to English rules when being used in English and no exceptions to the rules.

That stuff like grammar, punctuations, sentence structures and other lessons/teachings would be focused on more. That due to the far easier spelling, that we would know more stuff that would make life better, easier and richer.
Update: Oh yeah, and Y never being a vowel (Never sounding like your saying the letters E or I when singing the alphabet). And who knows what else... I really do think that this could have worked (It may still, but boy oh boy would those changes cause major disruptions for quite some time... lolz). My knowledge is... show more Oh yeah, and Y never being a vowel (Never sounding like your saying the letters E or I when singing the alphabet).

And who knows what else...

I really do think that this could have worked (It may still, but boy oh boy would those changes cause major disruptions for quite some time... lolz).

My knowledge is obviously limited with this stuff, but still, it is a very entertaining thing to think about:
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Update 2: And if there are any letters that have a sound or spelling that can’t be accomplished with these changes, maybe you can have something like a ~ symbol above it if you want it to sound like your saying a letter straight out of the alphabet, so if you are saying dry, the y can be replaced with an i that has the ~... show more And if there are any letters that have a sound or spelling that can’t be accomplished with these changes, maybe you can have something like a ~ symbol above it if you want it to sound like your saying a letter straight out of the alphabet, so if you are saying dry, the y can be replaced with an i that has the ~ symbol above it (I can’t think of any ways to spell it for a word like that without the y being used as a vowel, so I think a symbol system would be very useful for this).
Update 3: Different symbols can be used for different sounds as well. Like how when Scottish people say ach, you can have a symbol to indicate that sound. Same for an others that we might not be able to spell (This would also be extremely useful when making up slang words, new words or incorporating words/phrases/slang/etc... show more Different symbols can be used for different sounds as well. Like how when Scottish people say ach, you can have a symbol to indicate that sound. Same for an others that we might not be able to spell (This would also be extremely useful when making up slang words, new words or incorporating words/phrases/slang/etc from other languages so that people know exactly what they sound like just by reading them).
Update 4: Thanks for the pointer Tommymc (And everyone else), I think that accent wise, it would still be the same, like with your examples of creek or crik, roof or ruf, and so on. Even though you can hear someone say ruf you know they mean roof, and like wise they know what we mean. You can also have words/etc added to slang.
Update 5: And adding to that, true enough, you can have Canadian english, US english, British english, and so on (Spelled the way most speak it), so yeah, even with the same language, depending on your country of origin, the spellings can vary from country to country, which would be great too, since you will know how they... show more And adding to that, true enough, you can have Canadian english, US english, British english, and so on (Spelled the way most speak it), so yeah, even with the same language, depending on your country of origin, the spellings can vary from country to country, which would be great too, since you will know how they sound before you even actually hear them speak, which in turn would even further help with language barriers and the wonders of diversity with keeping their own rules/languages intact :)
Update 6: If you have the variations like say NewFoundLand compared to Ontario, it can be like Newfy slang, PEI slang/etc (Slang can also follow under the spell it how it sounds law). The use of slang can of course be optional since everyone in Canada will understand Canadian english regardless of the spelling/rules that... show more If you have the variations like say NewFoundLand compared to Ontario, it can be like Newfy slang, PEI slang/etc (Slang can also follow under the spell it how it sounds law). The use of slang can of course be optional since everyone in Canada will understand Canadian english regardless of the spelling/rules that most of us use. If you have the addition of symbols being taught, that would be huge in regards to language barriers and making things easier all around, at least I think so nayways :)
Update 7: As for differences, I am pretty sure would still be/sound close enough to be understood, like if you just say ruf, then you could think of a dog barking, but if you say look at my ruf (Mmm, er, I guess that could be seen as something else, lolz) then you can pretty much tell it's roof :) Also, I am sure there... show more As for differences, I am pretty sure would still be/sound close enough to be understood, like if you just say ruf, then you could think of a dog barking, but if you say look at my ruf (Mmm, er, I guess that could be seen as something else, lolz) then you can pretty much tell it's roof :) Also, I am sure there can be programs to translate say Australian english into Canadian or whatevz, especially as there are apps that translate different languages. This is such a fun topic, I lovez it I do :)
Update 8: Now if someone from India or where ever came here, then just as it is now with our current rules, it’s not like the spelling will change for them, it will still be Canadian english (Spelt the way that most in the country would say/spell it). We still know what they are saying anyways, so it should still work :)
Update 9: Oh wow, hay, now wouldn't it be cool to have symbols, not just for different sounds (Like the sound your making if your about to spit, you know, the ach, along with lots of other cool sounds) but even musical ones above letters and words for those who would love to speak as if they were living in a musical, or... show more Oh wow, hay, now wouldn't it be cool to have symbols, not just for different sounds (Like the sound your making if your about to spit, you know, the ach, along with lots of other cool sounds) but even musical ones above letters and words for those who would love to speak as if they were living in a musical, or getting a much better feel of a book/characters/etc, different pitches/tones/etc/etc/etc now that would be freakin SWEEEEET :D
Update 10: And ya know, spelling Bs can be replaced with creativity in the usage of the symbols, of sentence structures, grammar/etc/etc/etc, go for the emotions, go for the symbols, go for being...ALIVE :D
Update 11: No longer having to guess a characters state of mind, emotions, adding so much richness to the environments, the senses… Words can truly become the ART that they are meant to be, and on top of it all, this would automatically enrich the mind/awareness so as to become better with words/expressions/grammar/etc, even... show more No longer having to guess a characters state of mind, emotions, adding so much richness to the environments, the senses… Words can truly become the ART that they are meant to be, and on top of it all, this would automatically enrich the mind/awareness so as to become better with words/expressions/grammar/etc, even words/etc without the use of symbols, we would become more poetic/etc, and, want, to…LEARN & TEACH :)
Update 12: Certain symbols don’t necessarily have to be placed above by/etc a latter letters but can be on their own too in certain cases too, now you want to talk about making learning fun for virtually everyone, well, here, ya, go. Also, another fringe benefit of being more alive, well, being more in tuned, so it will be... show more Certain symbols don’t necessarily have to be placed above by/etc a latter letters but can be on their own too in certain cases too, now you want to talk about making learning fun for virtually everyone, well, here, ya, go. Also, another fringe benefit of being more alive, well, being more in tuned, so it will be easier to help others (As well as those who can’t help themselves) and for most of us, ourselves, mysterious/mystical/positive/etc moods are contagious, come on now, ya know it’s true :)
Update 13: Oh and why with printing style in computers does the capital I (Ninth letter) look like a lower case l (Twelth letter), I mean shouldn’t the ninth letter have the I beam look to it? :)
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