But selected so that each symbol represents one & only one sound.
(unlike: calorie/celery, gin/gun, icicle, bet/beet…)
And each sound is represented by one & only one symbol.
(unlike: cake, space, beet/beat, physics/fizz …)
And no sound is represented by a combination of letters which does not logically produce that sound.
(qu, th, ch, sh, ph…)
No accents or symbols which are only found in a limited number of languages.…
So, I end up with the following 24 letters & corresponding sounds from English:
me - err
Eliminating (from a qwerty keyboard): c & q
I have lost these extremely common sounds:
u(cup) – e(err) – th(thin) – th(this) – ch(chat) - sh(shop)
Which is a pity, but trying to get them back would introduce complications I don't want.
No capital letters.
The end result is that you can pronounce any word you see printed & you can write any word you hear.