[Ads-l] "Short a" sound is the best spelled vowel in US English - truespel analysis

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 19 13:56:25 UTC 2020

Of all the vowel sounds of US English, the "short a" sound (as in "cat") is the one most consistently spelled in traditional spelling (tradspel).  So when you hear the "short a" vowel sound it is spelled by the single letter "a" (not paired with another vowel letter) about 94% of the time in running text.  Exceptions are the words "laugh" ~laf, and "plaid" ~plad etcc .  See truespel analysis at :

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cq6Y0FupeG .

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com

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