Click on the red row of the grid to see articles on the letters of the English alphabet, which all use the following system:
- The accents show stress and pronunciation (see English spellings): A: sát, mâde, pàrk, cāst (cást/càst), åll, ãir; E: ére, êar, vèin, fërn; I: sít, mîne, skì, bïrd; O: sóng, môde, lòve, wörd, ŏr; OO: moôn, foòt; U: sún, mûse, fùll, pürr; W: neŵ, ẁant; Y: gým, mŷ, keỳ, mÿrrh.
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Articles I started
Language, using English pronunciation system shown above: Apostrophe: in cluster; in lists British and American English ¤ English irregular nouns English irregular verbs English phonemes English spellings (incorporating English pronunciation; many thanks to Chris Day for the above objet d'art; to find out what 'retroalphabetical' means, coined by me in 1995, OED please note, click on one of the blue squares); English spellings/Accents English verbs French words in English Hyphen Silent and invisible letters in English Spelling pronunciation GH Ñ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z; Other language articles: Alphabet ¤ Artworks known in English by a foreign title Back-chaining Colon (punctuation) Commonwealth English Cyrillic alphabet English alphabet Galician Glottal stop Homophone International Phonetic Alphabet Italian Minimal pair Nynorsk Okina Persian Principal parts (verb) Schwa; Music: Cover version Mezzo TV Rock music Skiffle Instant Karma; Bob Dylan Captain Beefheart Domenico Scarlatti Frederick Delius Howlin' Wolf Jean Sibelius Kraftwerk Leevi Madetoja Ludwig van Beethoven Miles Davis Nico; Novelists: Franz Kafka Ivy Compton-Burnett Marcel Proust; Places: Burma Cyprus Malta; Food: Crisps Leitão assado à Bairrada Portuguese cod casserole (bacalhau à Gomes de Sá); Chess: Chess960 En passant; Time: CDT Universal Time; Cricket: Ashes 2013 Michael Holding; Miscellaneous: Alan Odle Arab Ceres Conchita Martinez Daniel C. Dennett Deutschmark One & Other; CZ: CZ:Manual of Style (new version)
Where I started
Robert Thorpe ("Ró" [ʁɒ] in Portuguese), born in London in 1950. I have a degree in English (Peterhouse, Cambridge), and for many years worked as a teacher of the language, in Mâcon, France; Mondovì, Italy; Beckenham, England (Europeans, Arabs, Japanese, Koreans, Latin Americans, Iranians...); and finally in various locations in Portugal; I am now retired in Esposende.