Singular or plural?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 1 01:05:12 UTC 2010

A double consonant tends to precede a stressed syllable like "desert" and "dessert".  The word accommodate is misspelled more as accomodate than acommodate.  Thus truespel inidicates a stressed syllable other than the first by preceding it with a double consonant.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+ 
see phonetic spelling

> Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 07:20:36 -0800
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