Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 16:19:46 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: ornery
If I remember correctly, I had an edition with that mistake a while back
and when I checked with my students, all those with NEW books (not
labelled as a different version) had a corrected chart and those who had
gotten retreads still had the mistake in their chart.
On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Natalie Maynor wrote:
Speaking of "or" words, does anybody else find it odd that "bore"
is given in the Fromkin-Rodman chart of key words to represent "aw"?
My students couldn't figure out why there were different symbols for
the vowel in "boat" and the vowel in "bore." I told them to ignore
"bore" and substitute "paw." (We then discussed briefly the horse/hoarse
distinction, but I do think a more consistently pronounced key word
should be given in an introductory textbook.)
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)