When will the English language be reformed?

franck   Thursday, March 06, 2003, 01:13 GMT
yes, of course.
for example concerning nouns:

-application = diligently
-balance = scale
-bureau = desk
-camera = videorecorder
-chance = luck
-confidence = a secret
-crane = skull
-destitution = dismissal
-grange = barn
-isolation = insulation
-route = road
-rupture = breaking
-singe = ape, monkey

and concerning verbs:

-to pretend = to claim, to assert
-to retire = to take out
-to transpire = to sweat

there is a good site I found for the special occasion with false friends.
the words in column n°4 is written in french, but as it is the translation of the english word in column n°1, it won't be a problem.
the link is the following:

cmhiv   Thursday, March 06, 2003, 06:40 GMT
Jim, I would keep the spelling of "queen" the same for one reason; while it is a French spelling (well, somewhat), the word itself is English.
Simon   Thursday, March 06, 2003, 07:35 GMT
The Old English word for King was Cyning. The Modern Saxon word for king is Küning. In linguistic terms the two are identical.

Yeah, Simon, so what?
J   Thursday, March 06, 2003, 18:25 GMT
Check out 'New English Competition' on this forum if this interests you at all.
K.A.   Friday, March 07, 2003, 11:21 GMT
Wouldn't it be necessary, in order to reform English spelling, to identify every sound in the language and invent a new symbol to represent each one? I realise some have tried that already, but perhaps now we have the benefit of the Internet, it would be easier to spread a "new alphabet".