Error in Truespel dictionary?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 7 03:51:10 UTC 2008

The word "spell" really doesn't need the extra "l".  Spelling it "spel" would work fine.  The words "tradspel" and "truespel" are spelled the same phonetically in truespel ~tradspel and ~truespel.  Truespel has no schwas.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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> Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 19:43:49 -0400
> From: sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
> Subject: Re: Error in Truespel dictionary?
> What is striking to me about this invention of Tom's is that "truespel" and
> "tradspel", words that only exist in his own lexicon, should neither of them
> be particularly transparent as to pronunciation. We have "gospel" to
> provide a standard for the endings in both, but I doubt if he means it to be
> an unaccented ( @ ) syllable. In "tradspel" the cluster /dsp/ is nearly
> unspeakable(!); an added /i/ would have helped. If it's still a work in
> progress perhaps some of its difficulties will become apparent to its
> inventor in time.
> AM
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