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
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.
Last modified by B. R. Gilson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) May 24, 1997.
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