Morrison's Sound-it-out Speller

Morrison's Sound-it-out Speller

A Phonic Key to English

Book - 2000
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Presents a system in which people can look up the spelling of a word they know only how to pronounce by sounding out the word, dropping the vowels, leaving only the consonants which are then presented with brief definitions, for example SPLR for speller.

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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, NC : Stone Cloud Phonics, c2000
Edition: Complete ed.
ISBN: 9780967806808
Characteristics: xiv, 1067 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Sound-it-out speller


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