ah suh-WAY-uh

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 15 17:18:01 UTC 2006

Thanks Jim,

You're very brave.  That's a first for here.  I appreciate that.
In truespel, I assume it would be foespeld ~aa suwwaeyu.

~aa as in "ah".
~s as in "say".
~u as in "uh".
~ww as in "way" (a double consonant shows stress (desert/dessert)
~ae as in "Mae".
~y as in "yet" (I assume a y-glide is in there, else an apostrophe).
~u as in "uh" (looks strange at the end of a word, I know).

I've been wondering for years if the type of notation illustrated by "ah
suh-WAY-uh" has a name.  I think Voice of America uses it.  Is it their

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL4+
See truespel.com and the 4 truespel books at authorhouse.com.

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><P>Sorry, I've forgotten most of my linguistic notation. Here's my
>best truespel translation (though I like the phonetic alphabet better -
>it's just not very convenient to use on a computer):</P>
><P>aa suwaeyu<BR><BR></P></DIV>
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>suh-WAY-uh - name for this
>suh-WAY-uh<BR><BR>Is there a name for this kind of notation?<BR><BR>Tom
>Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3,
>NJ33, FL4+<BR>See truespel.com and the 4 truespel books at
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