Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Eppur si muove

or, as Galileo said, 'It's alive, it's alive'. Oops – make that Boris Karloff ...

Tale from the word face

The point is, the paperback is no longer sleeping. Just when I thought it was safely put to bed, I made the mistake of finding a pretty gross error (no, really, I am not talking trivial typo here: it said that eight was a representative of words spelt with the letters '-ie-': check in any earlier version [after whichever version it was that included IE, of course]).

Anyway, by good fortune, nobody had bought the durned thing (not even the people  whose response to the Kindle version had been 'Great. When's the paperback coming out?'). So I fixed the problem (and of course the process introduced several more). So my Createspace entry now says 'Attention needed' and is bespattered with No Entry signs where once there were ticks:

So, for a day or two, the paperback has disappeared. But, as you may have noticed, this will not interfere with any developments on the Digraphs and Diphthongs front; that has been very quiet for the last few days while I work out what to do next. (In fact this 'tiny tweak' to the paperback was originally a displacement activity... which "jes' growed". )


PS I'm leaving the link to the paperback in the footer though, as it will work soon.

 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 ov 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 41.300 views  and over 5,700 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 2,100 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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