1. Shakespearean pronunciation:
2. Problems that would be caused by simplifying spelling:
3. Power of Babel: http://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Babel-Natural-Language/dp/00...
4. Toastmasters speech about "Manglish": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDanVi6byKo (Toastmasters has its own version of English, full of over the top gestures. Also recommended, search for Singlish on Youtube.)
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