Is a French spelling reform a good idea- pros and cons?
French spelling has so many silent letters. Obviously the current spelling is best for those who already knows it. It could be improved for those who have yet to learn it. What are the other pros and cons?
In my younger days, I had told my students for years that a nicely developed spelling reform in English would very much please me. The argument against my point of view was that the current spelling helped in understanding the historical development of languages. That's another topic, if someone wants to discuss English spelling please post it as a separate question. I hope to read some thoughtful pros and cons about the value of a French spelling reform from the linguistic scientists and philosophers who read this posting.