Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 16:19:46 -0700


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]