Inter-language World Alphabet

Suggestion: Develop an inter-language worldwide alphabet to facilitate word spelling, particularly between people speaking different languages.

Description: The standard alphabet would use the initial letter of ‘worldwide’ known words: America, Buddha, Carnival, Delta… Spelling words which are new for the listener permanently require the spelling of names, locations and uncommon terms. Spelling is a slow & confusing activity that demands permanent repetition. People tend to use non-standard nouns (America, Belgium, Canada… or Albert, Bob, Charlie…) with all kind of misunderstandings (Philippines or Filipinas, Colombia or Kolumbien). There might be more than one set of alphabets (one for each “broad” linguistic group?)

Drivers: The United Nations Educational, Cultural & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is first candidate. If brand names (as Apple, Microsoft, Delta, Exxon…) are considered for use as letters of the alphabet, the company owners of the brand name might be highly interested in financing this project.

Pros: Many

Cons: None


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