LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2012) - On Monday 10 December, the 2012 Human Rights Day, Logos Capital launched the SaypU Project (www.saypu.com) to help improving literacy rates and providing the right to education to everyone.
One of the barriers to learning how to read and write is the inconsistency between how words are pronounced and how they are spelled in certain languages. The SaypU project aims to build a list of words from all languages spelled using a simple and single phonetic alphabet.
The long-term dream is that all words in all languages are written everywhere in the world using the same phonetic alphabet along with current alphabets. This would enable children to easily learn how to read and write not only in their native language, but also in other languages. This would also enable everyone to easily and clearly pronounce any word in any language.
We hope that this will lead to a better understanding and an increased efficiency in communication between people who speak different languages and who come from different cultures. This might help making the world a more peaceful and harmonious place.
www.saypu.com also offers users the possibility of discussing and debating the best ways to pronouncing and spelling words from all languages using the SaypU alphabet.
SaypU is a simple and intuitive phonetic alphabet that could be used to write words from most languages. 23 out of the 24 letters used in the SaypU alphabet are taken from the standard Latin alphabet.
Learning the SaypU alphabet would enable any person to easily and clearly pronounce words in any language if these words are written in SaypU. This could be very useful while travelling, learning a new language, or speaking with someone who doesn't speak the same language using a dictionary/Google translate.
Kan yuu riid this freyz? It is written using the SaypU alphabet. By reading the previous phrase, you have already learned around half of the basic sounds in SaypU. You can now pronounce words from other languages if these are spelled using SaypU (i.e. the French word 'eleev' which is traditionally spelled as 'élève').
Click here to read the BBC report about the project.