[Ads-l] Can you spell "cat"?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 1 06:33:29 EST 2016


When you hear the sound of the "short a" in various words as in the word "cat" it's spelled with the letter "a" over 99% of the time, according to truespel phonetic analysis of word frequency data from text.  Some exceptions are "laugh" ~laf and "plaid" ~plad.   That's why the letter "a" must be used to spell that sound as it is in truespel to be an English-based phonetic notation.


Tom Zurinskas,
Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 14.
truespel phonetics free converter and  tutorials - http://truespel.com








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Hoi Polloi (1935)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4NFr187xA
[https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.V66b6ec562bddd83d97e9c5ec6487acb0&pid=Api]<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4NFr187xA>

Three Stooges ~ Can You Spell Cat??<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4NFr187xA>
www.youtube.com
A short but funny clip from "Hoi Polloi". The boys are being trained to be gentlemen. YEAH RIGHT!!! LOL




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