Spelling reform – a lesson from the Greeks

  title={Spelling reform – a lesson from the Greeks},
  author={Michael Bulley},
  journal={English Today},
  pages={71 - 72}
  • M. Bulley
  • Published 8 November 2011
  • History
  • English Today
Every now and again a call goes up for the reform of English orthography to make it more user-friendly. After all, it is said, the Spanish, the Germans, and even the French, have accepted changes to their spelling systems. By way of comparison, we could think of the suggestion that the Greeks should abandon their alphabet and adopt the Roman one, to come into line with most other European countries. Thankfully, there seems no serious possibility that this will happen. The reasons against it are…