James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 23 18:01:13 UTC 2008

Case in point: the pronunciation guide in my Webster's uses an "o" with a dot above for "caught" and "flaw" is the guide word.  For "cot", it is an "a" with two dots above, and "cart" and "cot" are the guidewords.  As I pronounce the vowel in "cot", "cart", and "flaw" the same, this is of no value to me.

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--- On Wed, 4/23/08, Benjamin Lukoff <blukoff at ALVORD.COM> wrote:

> From: Benjamin Lukoff <blukoff at ALVORD.COM>
> Subject: Re: Rosa/rowz@
> Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 10:46 AM
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
...And don't
> you see that
> dialect-specific spelling is counterproductive?
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