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What is spelling pronunciation? What is respelling pronunciation?
Spelling pronunciation is a pronunciation that is based on the spelling of a word without regard to its historical or traditional pronunciation, as the introduction of a t into the pronunciation of often. Spelling pronunciation presumes that people assign a particular sound to each letter; every letter has to be pronounced and every letter has to have an assigned sound. Spelling pronunciation reform differs from a phonemic reform. Instead of referencing a particular dialect, the reference is to traditional spelling. This kind of reform minimizes the number of words needing to be respelled. Only words that cannot be understood when pronounced according to the Anglo-Saxon alphabet are respelled. This kind of reform might bring pronunciation more in line with international pronunciation and spelling more in line with international spelling. An example of such a system is Spanglish, which looks something like English written in a Spanish orthography, hence the name. One could call it restored English alphabetic spelling because it is nearly identical to the system used when English speakers first adopted the Roman alphabet. Here is an example of Spanglish: Spanglish restors the original ogmented Latin alfabet. Re-establishing an alfabet for English iz requird for pronunciation spelling. The Saxon alfabet corrects [or unshifts] the pronunciation of the vowels [vaulz] and brings them back in alignment with international letter-sound values. This set of grafim-fonim (letter-sound) correspondences iz yuzd tu pronounce or sound out each [ich] letter in a werd. Only thoz werds that cannot bi understwd wen sounded out [such as through] ar respeld. In spelling pronunciation, speakers modify the pronunciation of a word based on how it is spelled; e.g., forehead pronounced with an h, /for-hed/ instead of /for'ed/ which was the most common pronunciation. Respelling pronunciation is something quite different. It is a phonetic pronunciation system used in dictionaries and other books, in which words are written in the normal alphabet, but with some special capital letters. A respelling pronunciation system is fairly practical. No special characters or diacritics are used. No pronunciation guide must be relied upon. Examples are: accident (AK-si-dunht), diamond (DIE-muhnd), garage (gah-RAHZH, guh-RAHZH, GA-rahzh). Some see respelling pronunciation as an ideal alternative to the complicated International Phonetic Association (IPA) system. However, using ordinary spelling to show the pronunciation of words can lead to unclearness and ambiguity. Respelling pronunciations are often used in children's dictionaries and in learner's dictionaries (dictionaries for learners of a foreign language).