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VOA intermediate dictionary with truespel

Date Submitted: 26-May-2006
From: Thomas E. Zurinskas
Subject: VOA intermediate dictionary with truespel
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Institution/Organization: truespel

Notice: I'm looking for comments about the accuracy of the phonetic guide used with definitions from the VOA intermediate dictionary (truespel book 3 at authorhouse.com). Because truespel spells out all schwas, it is the most accurate keyboard friendly dictionary key spelling for USA accent.