[Lexicog] non-phonetic pronunciation or simple (re)spelled pronunciation

Patricia A. Petow ppetowusa at YAHOO.COM
Thu Dec 22 00:27:08 UTC 2011

Thanks very much.

Patricia A. Petow, Esq.
Research & Writing
AC & 1st Circuit

 From: Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
To: lexicographylist at yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Lexicog]  non-phonetic pronunciation or simple (re)spelled pronunciation

Tom Zurinskas (http://truespel.com/) has heavily promoted his idea to teach all American children to pronounce words the same way, using his modified spelling system that he calls "truespel."

He has made it clear that he sometimes refers to the online Webster's dictionary for pronunciations.

The link includes his books and an online lookup.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Dec 20, 2011, at 12:34 PM, ppetowusa wrote:

>Are there any print dictionaries on the college level that use a non-phonetic, non-IPA, pronunciation guide, sometimes called "respelled pronunciation."  I have the Collins Webster's Dictionary (paper, 2003, 2007), but it is not college-level.
>I know that there are some "radio" or TV broadcasters' pronunciation guides, and Iowa Public Radio has a guide online, but these emphasize people and places and music and are not comprehensive.  I also understand that Cambridge (UK) and Oxford have published pronunciation guides although the format may be IPA--but I am interested in American English.
>Thank you.
>Pat Petow

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