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A.D. 2050



English learns to spell

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The globalization of English might help it evolve something it's never had — a decent orthography.
By incorporating non-native speakers who will tend to write phonetically — according to the way that a word sounds — the written form of English may develop a greater fidelity to the spoken.

Over time, written differently by people of different linguistic heritage, English may develop a more-consistent spelling system — easier and more effective.

Rite or rong, mistakes induce an evolution — mutation and selection by misspelling and de facto consensus.


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