Exercise1 - have symbols for each vowel sound, and symbols...

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2. Coming to grips with English spelling. How many actual speech sounds (consonant sounds and vowel sounds, as opposed to written letters) does each of the following English words contain when you say them out loud? tree thicket easy wrecked thought Liz’s 3. Let’s imagine that English was spelled with a syllabary whose symbols only spelled combinations of consonant sound plus vowel sound, or vowel sound alone. So it would
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Unformatted text preview: have symbols for each vowel sound, and symbols for combinations like BA, DE, KI, RO, SU, etc. What difficulties would such a system have in spelling the English words in problem (2) above? Note: Keep the sounds of English words in mind, not their current spelling....
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