English Spelling Society's chairman on word phonetics
Predicting the pronunciation of the English language is often difficult and the rules should be changed, says the English Spelling Society.
It was founded in 1908 and has been campaigning for changes in the spelling of words to make it easier for those learning the language.
In a personal film, its chairman Stephen Instead puts the case for a new way of looking at how to spell some words in the English language.
He will debate this film on 14 January's Daily Politics with Labour's Rachel Reeves and Conservative Brandon Lewis around 12:40 GMT on BBC2. The full programme will be on iPlayer for 30 days.