Morrison's Sound-it-out Speller

Morrison's Sound-it-out Speller

A Phonic Key to English

Book - 2000
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Morrison confesses to being a poor speller who apparently has passed the trait on to his and McRann's children, so he wanted a reference by which people could look up the spelling of a word they knew only how to pronounce. His system is to sound out the word as closely as possible, then drop the vowels, leaving a skeleton of consonants. SPLR, for example, is his version of speller. When necessary he puts a word under both G and J; and C is banished for ambiguity, replaced by either S or K. He gives brief, usually one-word, definitions, particularly to distinguish between words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Hope Mills, N.C. : Stone Cloud Phonics, c2000.
Edition: Complete edition
ISBN: 9780967806808
Branch Call Number: 421.5 Mor 2000 REF 3701 1
Characteristics: xiv, 1067 pages
Alternative Title: Sound-it-out speller


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