Yes, Italian is more logical in that every letter is pronounced (unlike French). So for example, it's pizza (pee-tsa) not (pizzah), bella (bel-lah) not (bellah), posso (pos-so) not (possoh). English is more complicated and like every language, is evolving, but its complexity is its charm and beauty and I wouldn't want to change a single thing.
Goodness, how things have changed. I have 'The Canterbury Tales' and can more or less make out the meaning, but this goes further back and seems to have Norse roots. What will we sound like in a thousand years?