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    TĀBUL 2.     ŦHu Fōnubet                       10/20/98    
 
Kairikter  Konvenchunul Spelingz (AKSES in purenthuseez)
 
a,A       apple (apul), tag (tag), sad (sad), man (man)
ā,Ā       ape (āp), pail (pāl), pane (pān), straight (strāt)
air,AIR   hair (hair), marry (mairē), terrible (tairubul)
ar,AR     arch (arch), cart (kart), afar (ufar), heart (hart)
aw,AW     awl (awl), law (law), stall (stawl), sauna (sawnu)
b,B       boy (boy), tub (tub), rubber (ruber), ball (bawl)
ch,CH     church (cherch), patch (pach), child (chīld)
d,D       dog (dog), pad (pad), muddle (mudul), did (did)
e,E       elk (elk), let (let), health (helth), friend (frend)
ē,Ē       feet (fēt), eat (ēt), evil (ēvil), wield (wēld)
ear,EAR   ear (ear), fear (fear), here (hear), cheer (chear)
er,ER     hurt (hert), stir (ster), her (her), early (erlē)
f,F       fly (flī), puff (puf), before (bēfor), phone (fōn)
g,G       grass (gras), rug (rug), ragged (raged), ghost (gōst)
h,H       hand (hand), why (hwī), hammer (hamer), hitch (hich)
i,I       wind (wind), sit (sit), hysteria (histairēu)
ī,Ī       bind (bīnd), my (mī), light (līt), kite (kīt)
j,J       jump (jump), fudge (fuj), joy (joy), gem (jem)
k,K       cat (kat), luck (luk), choir (kwīer), folk (fōk)
l,L       call (kawl), lick (lik), pillow (pilō), lamp (lamp)
m,M       mom (mom), tummy (tumē), mouse (mows), jam (jam)
n,N       need (nēd), pin (pin), finish (finish), fan (fan)
ŋ,Ŋ       tank (taŋk), English (Iŋglish), wing (wiŋ)
o,O       pot (pot), otter (oter), not (not), scoff (skof)
ō,Ō       robe (rōb), flow (flō), sew (sō), though (ŧhō)
oo,OO     June (Joon), ooze (ooz), plume (ploom), two (2)
or,OR     for (for), order (order), roar (ror), four (4)
ow,OW     cow (cow), fowl (fowl), ouch (owch), chow (chow)
oy,OY     toy (toy), boil (boyl), oyster (oyster), oil (oyl)
p,P       puppy (pupē), prim (prim), bump (bump), lap (lap)
r,R       rock (rok), reap (rēp), brow (brow), growl (growl)
s,S       city (sitē), sit (sit), persists (persists)
sh,SH     she (shē), push (puush), shush (shush), nation (nāshun)
t,T       top (top), putt (put), put (puut), cot (kot), try (trī)
th,TH     thin (thin), with (with), breath (breth), zither (zither)
ŧh,ŦH     they (ŧhey), breathe (brēŧh), though (ŧhō), the (ŧhu)
u,U       bug (bug), upper (uper), about (ubowt), wonder (wunder)
ū,Ū       few (fū), usual (ūzūul), union (ūnyun), fuse (fūz)
ū,Ū       book (buuk), could (kuud), full (fuul), shook (shuuk)
v,V       vine (vīn), love (luv), of (uv), vivid (vivid)
w,W       wall (wawl), wish (wish), what (hwut), win (win)
y,Y       yes (yes), yellow (yelō), young (yung)
z,Z       zip (zip), frozen (frōzen), please (plēz)
zh,ZH     measure (māzher), azure (azher), pleasure (plāaezher)
 
 
 

AKSES TXST: Keep in mīnd ŧhat wē ar not trīing too reprēzent ŧhu sowndz pēpul māk, but raŧher ŧhu werd elements in ŧhair mīndz ŧhat ŧhā xpres az sowndz.  Preeskool children mā hav les komplēt sets uv werd elements ŧhan udults.  Wē ar trīing too dēvelup az smawl u set uv fōnēmz az posibul for pairents too help ŧhair children ukwīer plus u standerd set uv riten kairikterz having nāmz ov ŧhu komun Iŋglish spēch sowndz.  Lerning ŧhu trudishunul alfubet, hwīl u kwik wā too lern awl ŧhu leterz, sēmz too interfear with u smooŧh prōgreshun intoo rēding.  ŦHu nāmz uv ŧhu leterz, “ay,” “bee,” “see,” etc. doo not korēspond with ŧhu fōnēmik leksikon children bild up in ŧhair mīndz frum lisening and spēking.  Fōnēmik werd elements and kairikterz māk ŧhu tranzishun too rēding awlmōst awtōmatik; u chīld kwiklē lernz ŧhat AKSES kairikterz "werk" xaktlē līk sowndz.

ŦHis list iz nearlē ŧhu sām az menē dikshunairē prōnunsēāshun giedz.  It diferz mōst in ŧhat it kuntānz 2 noo r-modifīd vowlz, /air/ and /ear/, and bōth /o/ and /aw/ (hwich sum dikshunairē tābulz doo not ūz in ŧhis sām wā.)  Ŧhu rashunal for ŧhēz diferensez iz ŧhu folōing: /ear/ iz intended az u komprōmīz bētwēn /ee/+/r/ and /i/+/r/, hwīl /air/ iz u komprōmīz bētwēn /ae/+/r/ and /a/+/r/.  Sum prōnunsēāshun gīdz ar wīld; M-W lists bōth /har/ and /her/ for "hair".  ŦHis māe kuver ŧhu dīulekts frum WV mowntun tawk too ME nor'ēst liŋgo, but iz not ūsfuul for trāning yung mīndz too mach up standerd Iŋglish spēch with ŧhu riten form.  Menē spēkerz and mōst lisenerz doo not distiŋgwish bētwēn /o/ and /aw/ in mōst kāsez, but u nōtisubul diferens iz māntānd bī awlmōst evrēwun in u fū komun werdz līk /hot/ and /law/.

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Published October 20, 1998. (Last worked on 10/13/07) - James H. Kanzelmeyer