List of reforms of the English language

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Over the years, many people have called for English language reform. There are a number of reform types that have been proposed.

Spelling reforms[edit]

Spelling reforms are attempts to regularise English spelling, whether by enforcing a regular set of rules, or by replacing the basic English alphabet with a new one. English language spelling reforms include:

Using the basic English alphabet:

Extending or replacing the basic English alphabet:


Subsets are reforms that use a restricted wordlist and grammar. English subsets include:

Vocabulary reforms[edit]

Vocabulary reforms seek to reform English by changing or restricting its words without changing its grammar.

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