The Literacy Blog: No non-phonetic words, Shakespeare and St George!

I just got the following comment on my blog posting ‘The English writing system’ (26/04/2014) from Bruce Price, who describes himself as an ‘writer, artist, [and] education activist:

Rudolf Flesch and Denise Eide say that English is 98% phonetic, more or less. They get to this number by conceding every debatable point.

But I think this blog post makes the more profound point that EVERY English word stands for sounds and is therefore phonetic.

via The Literacy Blog: No non-phonetic words, Shakespeare and St George!.

 

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