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  1. Are you spending a lot of time teaching your kids spelling? Have you misspelled words in professional emails? Quick test, which of the following is correct: accomodate or accommodate? If your answer is yes to any of the questions, then this is the game for you! *FEATURES* 1. Around 1200 words Library (Chinese Translation Provided) The words are suitable for kids aged 4 to 8 years old. They can learn based on their pace and age. Thus, it is very efficient for home based learning especially this moment. Another 1200 words for kids aged 9 to 12 will be available soon. 2. Customisable Spelling List Create your own spelling list with words that you want to learn. You only have to key in all the words that you want your kids to learn in the spelling list. Then, your kids are ready to learn on their own! 3. 300 Commonly Misspelled Words (With Chinese Translation Provided) Improve your spelling with these 300 commonly misspelled words. These words are commonly used in daily communication. Complete this 300 commonly misspelled words feature to avoid any awkward misspelled words in professional context or daily communication in future. 4. Accurate Pronunciation Improve your communication by learning to pronounce words accurately. With a slow motion reading speed in the game, you will be able to learn perfect pronunciation. 5. Funny And Cute Stickers Collect adorable stickers for free! More stickers to come in new updates 6. It is free! FrozenAlien Apple App Store link – https://apps.apple.com/my/app/frozenalien/id1495573343 Thank you for your time.
  2. http://mawercer.de/spell is an early attempt to train spelling in various languages. English, German, bengali, and many more coming soon -> write to support to have some added. It remembers which words you got right doesn't ask multiple times about the same word. You can use it from mobile phone. Feedback welcome
  3. Latin Alphabet, Spelling and Pronunciation The Romans had taken the letters from the Greeks (via the Etruscans). In the beginning, there were only capital letters. In Cicero's time, there were only 21 letters of the alphabet (it ended with X). Y and Z were added later because of the borrowed Greek words such as Byzantium. Capitalisation in Latin: - proper names, their adjectives and adverbs: Latium (the area), Latinus (of Latium, belonging to), Latine (adv.) -first word in a sentence and usually first word in a verse (though in many Latin texts, this isn't observed) Alphabet and Pronunciation For the sake of easier understanding and different phonetic chart, I am going to give examples in English, where possible, and bold the letter pronounced. Only bear in mind that Latin consonants are more frontal than English ones - meaning that English alveolar t and d sound more dental in Latin and so on. A a car B b brother C c key (classical pronunciation) and German Zeit (traditional pronunciation - though only when c is found in combination with e (cena) and i (Cicero), otherwise, it's like in key) D d dark E e let F f foreign G g Greek H h head (again, more frontal than the English guttural h) I i feed K k key L l light (Latin also has the so called dark and clear l) M m mother N n nephew O o lot P p pay Q q key (in combination qu- quote) R r rot (without the English alveolar sound - Latin r is more like Italian) S s soft (classical pronunciation), both soft and zealous (traditional pronunciation) T t toy U u soot V v what (classical pronunciation), vigorous (traditional pronunciation) X x fix Y y lit Z z zealous Latin also has a very developed system of diphthongi, which are as follows: ae fight (classical pronunciation), let (traditional pronunciation - only longer) oe loiter (classical pronunication) red (traditional pronunciation - only longer) au loud ei fate eu let and soot together (sorry, I can't think of an example in English as it doesn't allow this combination, like many other languages) ui Louis (French pronunciation) Another remark: Combinations -ch-, -ph-, -th- were pronounced differently in these two standards. The classical pronunciation would be kh, ph, th, whereas the traditional would be h, f, t e.g. pulcher is pulkher (or trad. pulher), schola is skhola (or trad. shola), theatrum is theatrum (trad. teatrum) I know that at this point, it must sound obscure, but I wrote this hoping that eve nthose who don't know how to read Latin words can start somewhere. Those of you who speak Slavic languages will find this very easy as Slavic pronunciation of vowels and consonants is very similar to that in Latin. For the rest, try to think about either Russian or German consonants and Spanish vowels. It's best to choose one pronunciation. Traditional is used seldom. Still, I wished to tell you that there were more ways of reading Latin. Most countries have adopted the classical pronunciation, so that is what I would advise you to do. Here are some Latin words for you to practice pronunciation with using the ''chart'' above (I have used only nouns): mater, pater, frater, terra (land), stella (star), populus (people), liber (book), labor (work), acus (needle), bellum (war), ars (art), domus (home), Roma, Athenae
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