English Orthographic System

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ENGLISH ORTHOGRAPHIC SYSTEM MODIFICATION English is a West Germanic language related to Scots, Dutch, Frisian and German, is one of the most used actual languages in the world. However, English’s orthographic system has been reformatted three times; these changes are placed in three different periods: Old English, Middle English and Modern English (Ager, 1998) this happened due to the necessity of solve the orthography depth, which indicates the one-to-one letter-phoneme correspondence and some punctuation issues. Even though, English has relatively deep orthography, as a result new readers have much more difficulty learning to decode words and learn to read more slowly. (R. Malatesha Joshi, 2006). Taking into account the problem stated…show more content…
Because, it represents each sound with a symbol; as a result it avoids mispronunciation of words, creating a close one-to-one letter-phoneme correspondence. In comparison, “The English spelling actual system … It is more complex, because many of its 44 sounds are spelt differently in different positions of words” (Bell, 2010) this causes confusion at the moment of reading and learning new words. (E.g. misspelling, mispronunciation, misconception) there are some examples of some of the cases named before, and how the system corrects them. According to (Bell, 2010) Of the 7,000 most used English words, only 2,828 have irregular spellings, but they make the spellings of a further 1,391 words unpredictable. Consequently, they have to be learned one by one, in all 210 words. That is why at least 4,219 common English words pose spelling problems of some kind, and those misspelling problems carry out to mispronunciation issued. Those examples are represented in the chart 4: Taking into account the former irregular spellings, which are divided into groups depending on the type of error, two groups of irregular spellings, will be taken. As a consequence just the major errors in each vowels and consonants will be presented to show how the system solves these orthographic mistakes and as a consequence it will lead learners to stop committing…show more content…
Because is thought to help orthography rules are clear, without ambiguity, without exceptions. Students will catch easier the rules and will be more meaningful for them. Additionally, it will decrease student’s affective filter, which are a set of affective variables that affects student’s learning and acquiring. These variables include: motivation, self-confidence and anxiety. Krashen claims that learners with high motivation, self-confidence, a good self-image, and a low level of anxiety are better equipped for success in second language acquisition. Low motivation, low self-esteem, and debilitating anxiety can combine to raise the affective filter and form a mental block that prevents comprehensible input from being used for acquisition. As they are intended to commit less pronunciation mistakes, it will rise their self-stem and the system will guarantee that students will participate more as they are involved into a less complicated system. As Krashen affirms, “Participation in the classroom becomes an environment suitable for acquisition. Also, the filter is low in regard to the language of explanation” as a consequence of the low filter existence, the teacher will find teaching easier and students will find learning and acquiring easier

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