Following are the SRS rules for the minimum respell of English text:

1. All letters of the existing English Alphabet are accepted with their usual sound. 'g' is confined to the sound in 'gag', 'd' to the sound in 'dad'. 'x' = 'eks', 'q' is only used in words like 'qen'. The regular consonantal combinations are accepted. Two adjacent letters with the same sound are accepted as the sound of one of the letters.

2. The usual consonantal digraphs are accepted: sh, ch, ng, wh, th as in thin/then, nk, zh

3. 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u', are accepted or provided in the interior of words or as initial letters where the short vowel sound is required. 'y' is accepted in the interior of words as the sound of 'i'.

4. '', '', '', '', '' are provided in the interior of words or as initial letters where the long vowel sound is required. '' is provided as a replacement, in a multi-syllable word, for a terminal letter 'y' which has the '' sound. is accepted as the sound of '' where an 'i' has the '' sound in the original word. '' is accepted as the sound of '' where 'e' has the sound of '' in the original word.

5. '' is used to replace any letter combination which begins with 'o' and has the 'aw' sound. Either 'aw' or 'au' is accepted as the sound of 'aw'. Where a syllable has the sound of 'aw' but contains neither the 'aw' or 'au' digraph, nor a combination beginning with 'o', 'aw' is substituted.

6. '' is used to replace any combination of letters which has the sound of the 'u' in 'put'.

7. 'ou' and 'ow' are accepted as the sound of 'ou' in 'out'.

8. 'oi' and 'oy' are accepted as the sound of 'oi' in 'boil'.

9. '' is used to replace a 'u' which has the sound of '' preceded by 'y'.

10. 'ai' is accepted as the sound of 'e' where the combination precedes an 'r'.

11. 'tion' is accepted as the sound of 'shun', 'sion' as 'zhun', 'cian' as 'shun', 'cial' as 'shul' and 'ture' as 'chur'.

12. the combinations 'w', 'i', 'y', 'gh', 'ee' (seen), 'ea' (each), are accepted as long vowel sounds, but the vowel is marked in the cases of 'w', 'gh', 'i', and 'y'.

13. a terminal 'a' is accepted provided it has the sound of 'u'.

14. the combinations 'er', 'ir', 'ur' are accepted if they indicate the sound of 'ur' in 'urn'. 'ar' and 'or' are accepted as the sound of 'ur' in a final unaccented syllable, or in an unaccented syllable followed by a final 'ly' or 'ing'.

15. the 'err' combination is used in all places where the sound is that of the 'err' in 'terror'.

16. the 'irr' combination is used in all places where the sound is that of the 'irr' in 'mirror'.

17. terminal letters 'e', 'i', 'o', and 'u' are accepted or provided where the long vowel sound of the letters is desired.

18. a terminal letter 'y' as part of an unaccented syllable has the sound of ''.

19. a terminal letter 'y' in a single syllable word has the sound of ''.

20. terminal letters 'ce' and 'se' are accepted as the the sound of 's' .

21. s, 's, d are accepted as plural, possessive, and past tense endings of final syllables ending in 'le'.

22. s, 's, d are accepted or provided as plural, possessive, and past tense endings of final syllables ending in 'vowel + l'.

23. a single 's' which indicates plural or possessive following any vowel or voiced consonant at end of word has the sound of 'z'.

24. 'el', 'le', 'al', 'il', 'ol', 'ul', 'yl' in a final unaccented syllable are accepted as the sound of the 'le' in 'apple'. The 'l' is doubled if the short vowel sound is to be maintained.

25. a 'c' which precedes 'e', 'i', or 'y' is accepted as the sound of 's'.

26. 'o' before an 'r' is accepted as the sound of 'aw' except in a final unaccented syllable

27. 'a' before an 'r' is accepted or provided as the sound of 'o' except in a final unaccented syllable. 'a' before an 'h' is accepted or provided as the sound of 'o'.

28. the combination of 'eh', 'ih', or 'uh' is provided where necessary to indicate a syllable which ends in the short vowel sound

29. initial silent letters 'w' or 'k' are accepted.

30. the combination of 'dge' indicating the 'j' sound is replaced by 'dj'. The combination of 'ge' indicating the 'j' sound is replaced by 'j'.

31. 'o' before 'm' or 'n' is accepted as either the 'o' or 'u' sound in initial or internal syllable of a multiple syllable word.

32. 'silent e' is accepted in a single syllable word or final syllable, but the long vowel letter is marked.

33. ONLY THOSE LETTERS WHICH WOULD RESULT IN UNRECOGNIZABLE CITATION PRONUNCIATION ARE DELETED OR REPLACED

34. sight word is 'the'.

SRS abbreviated in the form of examples

1.) bob, cat, dad, fluff, gag, hot, jam, kick,

lilt, mom, nan, pop, qen, rural, sis

tot, vivid, went, tax, yell, zip

2.) ship, chip, sing, when, thin/then, pink, trezhur

3.) pat, pet, pit, pot, pup, myth

4.) mte, ve, pne, cde, cle, impl, rdo, trival, ondont (andante)

5.) mth, cst, law, Paul

6.) pt, wlf

7.) out, cow

8.) toil, boy

9.) nicef, cte

10.) air, fair

11.) option, vision, optician, special, capture

12.) lw, hgh, clim, dy, each, seen

13.) da

14.) slar, upper, sir, culor, murmur

15.) territory, therr

16.) irrigte, hirr

17.) be, alibi, go, thru, BUT mde, pne, cde, cle

18.) bby, BUT myth

19.) impl, BUT my

20.) fence, horse

21.) tble, tbles, tble's, tbled

22.) lbel, lbels, lbel's, lbeld

23.) bars, his, hers

24.) lbel, tble, vtal, civil, symbol, fithful, vnyl

25.) cent, civic, bcycle

26.) for, normal

27.) car, ah hah

28.) heh, bihreft, thuhretic

29.) wrte, knfe

30.) badj, gj, jorj

31.) comment, complte, contact, conclde

32.) 'silent e' is accepted in a single syllable word or final syllable,

but the long vowel letter is marked.

33. ONLY THOSE LETTERS WHICH PREVENT RECOGNIZABLE CITATION PRONUNCIATION ARE DELETED OR REPLACED

34.) sight word is 'the'

SRS The Lte Uhrval

Bob strlld up the path. He wuz lte and wuz considering his alibi. He lisend tu the uther cars in the street, heding hme. The dg, with paw rizd, greeted him at the dor. Molly cd awlwys tell when he uhrved. She wuz a fithful creature, and the sensitivity uv that nze wuz not a myth. The house wuz quet. He lkt down at the vnyl tle. It cd stand sum polish but he wd rzist the impulse tu complin.

He saw his fahther in the garden nirr the fence but didn't bother tu cawl him. He wuz obvusly prperring tu mw the lawn. He cd see the nbor's cow in the medw and the dense wds byond. It seemed a trival matter but he awlwys lkt tu see if therr wuz enything on the kitchen tble. His wfe mght wrte a nte. Therr wuz a nu novel therr, probably hers. It had a pclar symbol on the cuver. The ttle sed sumthing ubout nrons. He didn't knw whut that wuz ubout but simply didn't kerr.

He dcded tu rmve the lbel now frum the packij he wus kerring. He hped that Myrtle wd not huhrass him ubout the cst uv the nu fur ct he had bt her. He had a fairly gd rpl. At least it wuz pid for. And the first uv the yirr wuz awlmst hirr and the air wuz cld.

He found the pper partly pen, ver a chair. It had rind in the morning. The pper fen got wet. He turnd the rdo on but didn't kerr for the singing.

He red ubout the cclne which had awlmst hit the civic center. The sky had lkt thretning. He gve a sgh. Therr wd hav bin the devil tu py if the storm had bin wurse. The knolej mde him wince. He tht, "We ar so helpless in the fce uv bad wether". He gve sum tht tu slar power, but clung tu his zhal rigor, which ment discussing this with his wfe bfor mking a dcizhun. She expected this considertion. He had bin thinking ubout merjency power and had an da. Sum mezhur uv action mght be prdent.