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Why is English spelling so hard to learn and what can we do about it?

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My name is Rolf Weimar and I run a youtube channel where I explore language related topics. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and my native language is English. My dad was born in Germany, and I heard German growing up but never learned it. I eventually ended up learning German when I went to university. A while ago I got really into learning languages and at the moment I am learning Swedish.

In this video, I look at why English spelling is so weird and propose some ideas on how we can deal with this problem.

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Personally, I wouldn't waste my time suggesting reforms; they will never be adapted. The same is true for any language. Instead of pointing out problems and suggesting changes, we are better off just to resign ourselves to learning the existing system. 

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