Not a bad idea. You do not have to spell your name on the telephone. Languages in India have this unique advantage of being unambigious. English being an international language badly needs a syllabic script that is not hard to learn.
Kids should be taught both Latin and syllabic scripts so that when writing nouns (atleast) we can use unabigious script.
My idea is to add Kannada consonant and vowel extensions to latin script. See the image to the left..
Explanation will follow :) Vey crude idea not a new one I figured out fast!