I'd forgotten all about the Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA), until today.
I was entering details of Ladybird book in the British Schools Museum database, when I came across
Which idiot thought that ITA would be easier than regular text?
As I read the book to find details required for various fields, it was like trying to read old English.
See if you can read this It's not from the 'poleesman', but it illustrates the difficulty I had.
A page from the poleesman
I understand that the ITA experiment was abandoned because children had difficulty with norrmal text. It's two different methods of coding language.