Friday, 17 May 2013

'Everything that follows is debatable'

Update 2013.09.30.11:10
HeadFooter updated

Update 2014.
And again

Update 2014.
Carl Bernstein, I heard on the radio this morning, decried the use of -gate in the way described in my May 2013 update, but the one case that he blessed with his imprimatur was 'Hackgate' – not just a scandal, but a cover up involving secrecy and duplicity in high places.

(I've taken this opportunity to update the footer again.)

Update 2015.
Added picture (for the benefit of Pinterest).

Update 2015.
Changed picture to keep the lawyers happy.

 Mammon When Vowels Get Together V5.2: Collection of Kindle word-lists grouping different pronunciations of vowel-pairs. Now complete (that is, it covers all vowel pairs –  but there's still stuff to be done with it; an index, perhaps...?) 

And here it is: Digraphs and Diphthongs . The (partial) index has an entry for each vowel pair that can represent each monophthong phoneme. For example AE, EA and EE are by far the most common pairs of vowels used to represent the /i:/ phoneme, but there are eight other possibilities. The index uses colour to give an idea of how common a spelling is, ranging from bright red to represent the most common to pale olive green to represent the least common.

Also available at Amazon: When Vowels Get Together: The paperback.

And if you have no objection to such promiscuity, Like this.

Freebies (Teaching resources:  over 44,640 views  and well over 6,000 downloads to date**. They're very eclectic - mostly EFL and MFL, but one of the most popular is from KS4 History, dating from my PGCE, with over 2,250 views and nearly 1,000 downloads to date. So it's worth having a browse.)

** This figure includes the count of views for a single resource held in an account that I accidentally created many years ago.

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