User:Nwspel

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languages
en i'm native in English
fr 4 je suis tout-à-près maternelle en français
es 2 hablo español limitado
it 1 parlo un poco di italiano
eo 1 mi parolas malgrandan esperanton

Me[edit]

I live in the UK, am male, and am 16 years old. However, for political correctness sake, and due to my personal views on language, i will personally replace the terms "he" and "she" with "they", and do not mind if the same is done for me. We do not distinguish between masculine and feminine "I", "you", "we", and "they", so why should we do it for singular third person? It is not only irregular in that respect, but sexist at the same time. Think about what it would be like if we had separate words for singular third person pronouns for people of different races! It is the same principle for gender.

My speech[edit]

My accent[edit]

Coming from the South-East of the UK, I speak Estuary English.
However, I do not usually th-front (yet), I Yod drop, and I tend to Americanize my 't's, and my spellings. ;)

Languages[edit]

I also speak French, and some Spanish and Italian. I also know some self-taught Esperanto.
I intend to learn Japanese, Chinese, and German.
I can read most of the important parts of the IPA, but I'm not fluent with all of it.

Spelling reform beliefs[edit]

I believe in English spelling reform. English has the most illogical spelling system of any language known to man.
Children in Anglophone countries have one of the highest percentages of recorded dyslexia in the world, brought on by our unneccessarily complicated spelling sytem.
We waste so much time and ink with unneccesary letters - "britic" would cut that down by an eighth.
We waste so much time looking up spellings - britic would eliminate that entirely.
It's time to stop this. Support the reform. Support the Simple Spelling Society, and britic.