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Too many consonants ruining your day? Confusing and illogical rules?
Words like cook, why not kooc? And don't get me started on chicken. Lets cut out the double ups like 'c' and'k'.
C looks more flexible as it can be softened by having a 'h' follow it.

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Silly rabbits. Trix are for kids.
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K looks foreign to me
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bronzefoot wrote:

Too many consonants ruining your day? Confusing and illogical rules?
Words like cook, why not kooc? And don't get me started on chicken. Lets cut out the double ups like 'c' and'k'.
C looks more flexible as it can be softened by having a 'h' follow it.


https://youtu.be/Yz2LaJOVAiA?t=1m14s

(Seriously, getting rid of CK would strip our national humor:
Every comic knows, it's a fact of the English language that almost any word with CK in it is funny--Chickens, pickles, the Packers, ducks going "quack"....This is a terrorist plot, isn't it??)
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I used to think that way as well, and still kind of do. It would make much more sense if English was more consistent like that.

But English, like most other languages, developed naturally and has a history. It may not always make sense, but it's what makes it uniquely English.

Ae min, just trae tu spel words fonetikali, it luks hidius and meks sum harder tu understand bikaz it rimuvs kontext.

Like "phonetically" with its Greek context or "remove" with its French context or Latin context before that. I don't know about cook, but i'm sure some of the changing C and K usage is because of similar histories.

So I get the concern, and a year or so ago I would wholeheartedly agree with you, but now I almost feel like even the inconsistencies are a welcome part of English. Plus studying Esperanto satisfies my desire for consistency, but a lot of people dislike it, and one reason why is because (surprise) it feels too artificial
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bronzefoot wrote:
C looks more flexible as it can be softened by having a 'h' follow it.

k can have an h after it too. Khan is a good example. It would be very confusing if we changed it to chan (although kinda funny).
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I got rid of the k in my private alphabet, I also got rid of q & w.

That said, I added rules for merging certain commonly paired letters and syntax to replace double letters.

I also use a base 8 number system.
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Binary is too awkward, you should at lest use hex and stick to Unicode 8.0


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I'd personally get rid of 'c'. I think it's the more complicated of the two since it can also double as an 'ess' sound. In something like the word success you have to pronounce the same letter two different ways. At least a 'k' is always a solid 'kuh' sound. If the letter 'c' went you could just replace the 's' sound with an actual letter 's', and the 'cuh' sound could come from the 'k'. Naturally it would get a bit tricky when things like 'ch' would need to be replaced somehow but hey, if you replace a letter problems will arise I guess.
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Posted 2/7/16 , edited 2/7/16
C gave me a funny look. Get rid of it.
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stars201 wrote:

K looks foreign to me


I AM NOT!! I bet everything looks foreign to you!! lol

btw K is one of my favourite letters - how could Shinobu cackle without a k? It would just sound like she was grossed out by something!! ke ke ke !!!



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Not even gonna say the example I was thinking of.
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