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  1. Mar 2024
    1. I find it ridiculous that we spend energy on debating whether an alternate spelling is "correct" - real people, not English professors and dictionary authorities, are the authorities on English-as-used, and will ultimately make the distinction irrelevant.

      Point: there is no "authority" on which spelling is correct, because normal people using the language are the ones who decide

  2. Oct 2023
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  4. Jan 2023
    1. Nice try, but it's still full of exceptions. To make the above jingle accurate, it'd need to be something like: I before e, except after c Or when sounded as 'a' as in 'neighbor' and 'weigh' Unless the 'c' is part of a 'sh' sound as in 'glacier' Or it appears in comparatives and superlatives like 'fancier' And also except when the vowels are sounded as 'e' as in 'seize' Or 'i' as in 'height' Or also in '-ing' inflections ending in '-e' as in 'cueing' Or in compound words as in 'albeit' Or occasionally in technical words with strong etymological links to their parent languages as in 'cuneiform' Or in other numerous and random exceptions such as 'science', 'forfeit', and 'weird'.
  5. Dec 2022
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    1. connexions

      Personally I prefer when they modernise the spelling but it seems "the thing to do" to keep the original

  7. Jul 2022
    1. Fluency in spelling will come from large quantities of reading and writing,and from fluency practice in reading and writing. A typical writing fluencydevelopment activity is ten minute writing where learners write as muchas they can on an easy topic in a regular, timed ten-minute period. Theteacher does not correct spelling errors or grammatical errors, butresponds to the content of the text encouraging the learner to write more.The speed of writing in words per minute is kept on a personal graph byeach learner and their goal is to see their speed in words per minuteincrease. This is done about three times a week.

      How to improve fluency in spelling. Suggested activities to improve fluency in spelling and some requirements.

    2. Learners should have familiar and well-practised strategies to follow to:(1) commit the spelling of a newly met word to memory; (2) find thespelling of a needed word when writing; and (3) decide how to pronouncea newly met word when reading. These strategies should be made up ofactivities that have already been practised in class.


      Principles when learning spelling and how to apply those principles by using activities.

    3. Here are the rules associated with the free and checked vowels. Theserules apply only to stressed syllables.


    4. A few very common complicated rules deserve a bit of deliberate study,particularly for advanced learners.


      Rules appear to be more suitable to advanced learners.

    5. The Deliberate Study of Regular Correspondences and Rules


      Suggested teaching methods

    6. In the early stages of writing by young native speakers, teachers acceptthe invented spellings they produce as useful steps on the way to moreaccurate spelling.

      Accepting invented spelling. 18

  8. Mar 2022
    1. Capitalization conveys a certain distinction, the elevated position of humans and their creations in the hierarchy of beings. Biologists have widely adopted the convention of not capital-izing the common names of plants and animals unless they include the name of a human being or an official place name. Thus, the first blossoms of the spring woods are written as bloodroot and the pink star of a California woodland is Kellogg’s tiger lily. This seemingly trivial grammatical rulemaking in fact expresses deeply held assump-tions about human exceptionalism, that we are somehow different and indeed better than the other species who surround us. Indigenous ways of understanding recognize the personhood of all beings as equally important, not in a hierarchy but a circle.

      Rules for capitalization in English give humans elevated hierarchical positions over animals, plants, insects, and other living things. We should revise this thinking and capitalize words like Maple, Heron, and Mosquito when we talking of beings and only use only use the lower case when referring to broad categories or concepts like maples, herons, and humans.

  9. Jan 2022
  10. Aug 2021
    1. The Simplified Spelling Board of the early 1900s in the United States made gauge one of its targets in the early 1920s, urging the replacing of au with a to yield gage. From Simplified Spelling Board, Handbook of Simplified Spelling (1920): Principles Adopted Its [the Board's] recommendations, accordingly, have been based on the following principles : 1) When current usage offers a choice of spellings, to adopt the shortest and simplest. EXAMPLES : blest, not blessed ; catalog, not catalogue; center, not centre; check, not cheque or checque; gage, not gauge; gram, not gramme; honor, not honour; license, not licence; maneuver, not manoeuvre; mold, not mould; plow, not plough; quartet, not quartette; rime, not rhyme; tho, not though; traveler, not traveller.
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    1. Persuade

      Here it is with a "u."

      I'm beginning to think the contemporary insistence (can I say "fanaticism?") with spelling is just that: contemporary.

      Perhaps another gift from Strunk and White.

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  29. Dec 2017
    1. interpet

      correct spelling to interpret

    2. necessarilly

      Correct spelling to necessarily

    3. effet

      correct spelling to effect

    4. occured

      correct spelling occurred

    5. statisically

      Correct spelling statistically

    6. That is, the levels of each independent variable are each manipulated across the levels of the other indpendent variable

      Correct spelling of independent

  30. Oct 2017
    1. Although the graph and the tabe show some clear differences in the means, we still want to find out the probability that this kind of finding occurs by chance alone.

      Incorrect spelling of "table".

    2. Two common kinds of multi-level designs involve either quantitative or qualititative manipulations of the independent variable.

      Incorrect spelling of qualitative.

    3. The t-test is a statitiscal method for analyzing the data in two conditions to determine the likelihood that any observed difference could have been produced by chance.

      Incorrect spelling of statistical.

    4. Well, we can say that chance has an infintesimally small probability of producing this sample mean.

      Incorrect spelling of infinitesimally.

    5. And, random sampling from the wide disribution will usually give us numbers around 54, plus or minus 20-40ish.

      Correction "disribution" is the incorrect spelling. Change to "distribution".

  31. Sep 2017
  32. Jun 2017
    1. после наступления указанной

      после наступления ДАТЫ, указанной...

    2. отрицательно.


    3. IPO где


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  36. Jan 2014
    1. environment

      environments, or an environment. Given further use later, I prefer: an annotation ecosystem

    2. e-books

      e-book or ebook ? [internal note: multiple targets please to link to other occurences!]