I have been playing with this idea for the last few days. Please let me know if I’m an idiot, I’m sure most of you will think so 🙂 . Here’s my thought:
Why not get rid of the letter ‘r’ after the letter ‘t.’
Really, I don’t see the point of it. If you take the ‘r’ out of the word, the remaining word is still unique (most of the time). And when it is not, the context of the sentence should take away any doubt. Here are a few examples:
Train –> Tain
Tractor –> Tactor
Trust –> Tust
One of the examples my daughter gave me in which it didn’t work was:
Trap –> Tap
But the context should make it plain what word we are referring to. And we can change to the American spelling for the letter ‘r’ at the end of a word, as that’s the way you pronounce it anyway 🙂 .
Centre –> Center
What is your opinion?