[Ads-l] the sound string ~ool as in "wool"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 21 16:06:30 EDT 2019


Most dictionaries use schwa where the sound is actually short oo.  This video analyzes the ~ool phoneme string as in "wool".  this applies to many word endings.  The most prevalent spelling string is "al" as 47% (top word "social" ~soeshool) and second is "le" (top word is people ~peepool)
https://youtu.be/nhDkI1fuIb4

Also demonstrated is that "short oo" is more prevalent in text than "long oo"

Note that in many US accents the word "will" is pronounced ~wool, and "children" ~chooldrin


Tom Zurinskas,
Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 14.
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