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Truespel establishes a new phonetic notation for English and a new spelling convention for showing stress in a word. Using this notation, you can indicate exactly how you pronounce any word, including regional dialects and most foreign words.
Truespel is the world's first notation for phonetic spelling that does all the following:
The objective of truespel is to provide a consistent notation that enables you to spell according to the sounds (or phonemes) you hear. Conversely, it enables you to read aloud any dialect or language spelled in truespel, i.e., as a translation guide. For this, Truespel is far simpler than any other writing system or pronunciation guide. One of the goals of the Truespel Foundation is to form a phonetic anglocentric basis for spelling, learning, and analyzing most of the major languages as rewritten in truespel.
Because truespel gives a written rendering of the spoken word, in effect you spell what you hear. The phonetic spellings of this converter show a USA accent as taken from a popular USA talking dictionary CD-ROM. Thus, you can learn standard USA media accent by studying this converter.
Truespel can be learned by analyzing the following story:
"That kwik baezh faaks jumpd in thee air oever eech thhin daug. Look out, ie shout, for heez foild yue uggen." (That quick beige fox jumped in the air over each thin dog. Look out, I shout, for he's foiled you again.)
Associate the sounds in the story with the truespel way of spelling them, and you have
the 40 phonemes of USA English. The only other truespel rules are that an apostrophe precedes a glottal stop
(glo'le), and a quote precedes a stressed vowel in the absence of a double consonant.
That's it. It's as simple
as could be.
Also, for the first time common spreadsheet functions can be used to analyze the sounds of USA English via the truespel dictionary. Check it out at truespel.com for database and other information, free for educational, noncommercial uses. Note that official changes to Truespel are only through consultation with Tom Zurinskas, to establish version control. Contact the address below if youd like to work in Truespel.
Future dictionaries can be built for foreignword.com
Key to the 40 soundz of Eenglish (USA accent) with percentage
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