Consonant Reform

English spelling can be simplified not just by spelling words phonetically but by changing the use of some consonants. This can erase the history and origin of words in ordinary writing but English is documented from Late Antiquity on.

C should be used only for the CH sound as in church, which would be written curc. Other spellings would be cop for chop, camp for champ, ciken for chicken.

G would only represent the hard G as in gargle and gaggle, though it would be retained in NG as in words like running, falling, and  eating.

J would represent only the sound of J in such words as jiggle. Gym would be jym, giant would be jiant.

K should be used for all words with a hard C and K. Cat would be written Kat. Car would be kar, cut would be kut, and so on.

Ph would be written with an F. Pharmacy would be farmasy, phase would be faze.

Q would be used for a sound such as the z in azure that has no English letter: aqure.

Qu would be written kw. Quick would be kwik.

S would always represent the sibilant sound. Circus would be sirkus, circle would be sirkle, cinnamon would be sinnamon.

Þ, which was in the original English alphabet, would represent th as in then. That would be þat, these would be þeze, thou would be þou.

Θ would be th as in thin. Θink would be think, thump would be θump, tenth would be tenθ.

X would be used for the sound represented by sh. Ship would be xip, shoot would be xoot, sure would be xure, shin would be xin.

Ks  and kz would represent the x in such words as exam, which would be ekzam, expert would be ekspert, extra would be ekstra.

Z would represent the sound as in zip. Is would be iz, phase would be faze, phrase would be fraze.

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