When “say,” “they” and “weigh” rhyme, but “bomb,” “comb” and “tomb” don’t, wuudn’t it maek mor sens to spel wurdz the wae thae sound?
Americans doen’t aulwaez go for whut’s eezy — witnes th faeluer of th metric sistem to cach on. But propoenents of simpler speling noet that a smatering of aulterd spelingz hav maed th leep into evrydae ues.
I don’t like it. I had to almost say the words out loud in order to understand their meaning; but that’s because I’m used to their pattern more than anything. Still, no one would agree to the phonetic spellings; people would probably get them wrong as much as they do now since their pronunciation also depends on the dialect used.