Americai Speak


This was a respelled simplified English created by Ruby Olive Foulk and published in 1937. The name simply means "American Speech" as expressed in the language itself.
It uses a 28-letter alphabet derived from the Roman alphabet by converting the letters C, Q, and X to use as vowels, adding two additional vowel letters, and adopting the rule that small letters will not be different from the capitals except for size (which gives a sort of Cyrillic appearance). For a script alphabet, she uses her printed capitals, but has a set of cursive small letters, mostly based on the script Roman small letters.

A summary of the language is given in her preface, which is the only part of her book in standard English, and which I reproduce.


This page was originally a part of my site on Geocities, maintained until 1998. The last edit on the Geocities page was made on May 24, 1997. The pages on Geocities could not be edited between 1998 and 2009, and were preserved as they were, until download in preparation for migration to this site took place on May 22, 2009.
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Last modified by B. R. Gilson (brg1942@gmail.com) May 31, 2009.
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