AKSES Phonemic Writing System
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AKSES incorporates a selected set of characters
representing American English words in a phonemic orthography (PO). This contrasts with traditional English orthography
(TO) of arbitrary spellings. The main purpose of AKSES is to improve the written language skills of Americans.
Phonemics (characters representing phonemes) instead of letters of the Roman
alphabet introduce children to written communication. The phoneme awareness of
early childhood is deliberately expanded to provide a strong link from oral to
written words. AKSES is a practical writing system, not a mere teaching
system. If adopted by schools and government, it will gain universal acceptance
and supplant conventionally-spelled written English.
AKSES System Design
- The script for AKSES is the Roman alphabet.
- Phonemic characters are
composed of 1 to 3 letters, most a common TO spelling for each of the 43
- AKSES text does not represent
pronunciation; it represents the elements of carefully
spoken American English words.
- Proper nouns are
"spelled" the way "owners" wish.
- Quantitative values are
always stated as Arabic numerals.
- Traditional punctuation and
capitalization rules apply.
- The grammar and syntax of
English apply, but not "spelling rules" based upon traditional
- Words are listed in
dictionaries in alphabetical order of the phonemic characters.
Do You Have the Courage to Rescue
All Children from Illiteracy?
More than 200 years ago, our
forefathers risked everything - their lives, fortunes, and personal honor - to
win freedom from what they believed to be an intolerable social and
political tyranny. Now, at the threshold of the third millennium, I ask
Americans to accept inconsequential sacrifices. Fight for the AKSES
writing system, endure a minor nuisance (unlearning
irrational spelling) in order to free the children forever from what they
are telling us is the intolerable intellectual tyranny of
U kawl too batul.
Deefeet dhu powerful forsez uv Literairy Privulij!
Give the priceless gift of
literacy to ALL future Americans.
Join a REVOLUTION against TYRANNICAL SPELLING.
Published 4-22-99. (Last worked on 10/16/04) - James H. Kanzelmeyer.