The Alphabet and Sounds of Usa English: Truespel, Book 4

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AuthorHouse, Jun 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 124 pages
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This book is an in-dept analysis of the letter/sound correspondence of USA English. It combines two databases, one from the Times of London which counts the frequency of words in the newspaper, and the other from the truespel database of phonetic spelling of USA English. Together they combine to count letter and sound correspondence for frequency analysis. Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is examined and lists are made of a letters most frequent position in words, top ten words containing the letter, and sounds spelled by the letter. Each of the 40 sounds are analyzed similarly. The analysis represents once and for all how the sounds of USA English are spelled as spoken (spoken word dialog being the same as newspaper text) and how often and in what way the letters of the alphabet portray those sounds.


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About the author (2006)

Thomas E. Zurinskas is the creator of truespel, the worlds first pronunciation guide spelling for USA English.His experience is as a technical editor, human factors specialist, database specialist, and quality assurance specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration.His HF design background led him to create a user-friendly phonetic system for USA English.Using voicings from popular talking dictionaries, he respelled the English language in USA accent.This created a database enabling this unique capability for investigating how the sounds of USA English are spelled in traditional spelling (he calls tradspel).He has written two a truespel pronunciation guide of USA English (truespel book two) and a beginners dictionary using VOA definitions (truespel book three), both at has applied truespel to other languages and compared them to USA English in terms of sound frequencies.Current efforts are detailed at, where it can be seen that the whole internet can be converted to truespel.He lives with wife, Bonnie, in Greenacres , Florida .

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