"Yes, we want" -- who owns global English?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 21 21:21:53 UTC 2010

Indeed English is the global language.  We are very lucky to speak it.

Who owns it?  If there is to be a owner, certainly it's the USA.  70% of native English speakers reside in the USA.  16% in UK.

What's the next step?  Phonetic spelling based on English.  This is done via truespel.  Truespel can be an intermediary phonetic system just as English is an intermediary language.  And it opens phonetics up to USA kids for the first time.  This is important because "phonemic awareness" is a key correlate to reading success.

See tinyurl.com/yh46rgc, tinyurl.com/yls55da for spoken truespel tutorials

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
see truespel.com for the free phonetic converter

> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:30:42 -0500
> From: debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
> Subject: "Yes, we want" -- who owns global English?
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> "Yes, we want" -- who owns global English?
> A 1.8-million euro advertising campaign for Spain=92s new Spanish-=20
> English public schools is being ridiculed for its slogan =93Yes, we =20
> want,=94 which critics are calling bad English.
> English is what the chanters of =93Yes, we want,=94 want to learn, =
> because =20
> English is the new global language. The ads, which evoke Barack =20
> Obama=92s =93Yes we can,=94 have appeared on Spanish television, radio, =20=
> billboards, and buses, prompting complaints that the Education =20
> Ministry should be promoting its 231 bilingual public schools in =20
> correct English if it wants pupils to enroll in them.
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