Error in Truespel dictionary?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Apr 6 18:12:47 UTC 2008

I hear the t sound is pronounced clearly on the site.
Katherine, does your pronunciation match that on the site?

I didn't say writing a dictionary is easy. I've worked on lexicography
projects as well. Normally, corrections are welcomed, lol. BB

On Apr 6, 2008, at 10:26 AM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:

> Thanks Katharine,
> Doing a dictionary is not easy.  I've got 60,000 words in a
> spreadsheet spelled twice, tradspel and truespel.  First review
> found thousands of typos.  Second review found hundreds.  Some
> errors are still in there, but I take consolation having seen McGraw-
> Hill's children's dictionary and the many mistakes.  I sympathize
> with them.  I appreciate anyone's help.  Best if done off forum.
> Checking (a favorite) I hear "prints" spoken as ~prints, but
> "princess" as ~prinsis (not only is the ~t not there but the "e" is
> spoken as ~i (short i).  In notation the "e" in "princess"
> is represented as a schwa.  I had to spell out all schwas.  This one
> sounds like a ~i, ~prinsis.  (I personally say short e, ~prinses.)
>> Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 07:34:11 -0700
>> From: KatharineTheGrate at COMCAST.NET
>> Subject: Re: Error in Truespel dictionary?
>> I checked with my family. We don't. "princess" just slides off like
>> "prinsis"
>> Katharine in N. California
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> I tested "prince" and "princess" on the Truespel site. The first came
>> back as "prints" but the second came back as "prinsis". AFAIK, it is
>> nearly impossible for nearly all English speakers to pronounce
>> "prinsis" without a /t/ sound. BB

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