What’s wrong with English is the crazy alphabet. The 26 letters don’t represent the 40+ sounds. In this book you’ll find the story of how English came to be two different languages – written and spoken, a simple sound alphabet so people can finally see what English sounds like and the tools for comparing English to any other language to expedite learning. Begin your language journey with Pronunciation today!
English is a generous and forgiving language. It tolerates infinite grammar mistakes, endless pronunciation variations and countless accents. What makes English conversation work for anyone are the three simple patterns that are always true. In this book are the three rules for how dialogue works including the inside track for fast listening so learners can get into the game of conversation as quickly and successfully as possible.
English is abstract. Fluency is in expressions, humor, voice qualities, context, innuendo and gestures. Meaning is rarely in the words a native speaker uses. How does anyone tell that red chair is a chair colored red and red tape is bureaucracy? The brain leap required to speak English fluently is in this book and so are the guidelines for decoding non-verbal cues which are estimated as 80% of the message!
How Do You Say? is a speaking and writing resource for all English learners. It bridges speaking and spelling with a simple, logical color system. Because the names of colors are the first thing a student learns in a new language, colors provide access to pronunciation and spelling for even the most novice learners. By happy accident the 16 vowel sounds of English are featured in the names of 16 common colors. The sound dictionary organizes the 2000 most common English words by the color of their main vowel sound. Regardless of crazy English spelling, learners remember the pronuncation of words by the color of its main vowel sound.