Click this last line to go to the most
recent set of 'blogs'.
At the end of this set you'll find all the back
numbers in a group of 'archives' searchable as is the whole site. See
My 'blogs' range from brief essays on serious phonetic topics and
materials intended to be of
interest to advanced users
of English as an additional language to occasional
items on relatively
minor matters, questions of the moment etc.
In these 'blogs' various more rational or convenient spellings are used
so that any attempt at consistency wd be
out of place.
The explanations of any unfamiliar abbreviations encountered may be
found at Section 1.
Although no regular completely full updating of the content of these
'blogs' is attempted,
various revisions are made from time to time. Minor
ones will not be specified in the text.
Comments are very welcome and may be quoted if
likely to interest my readers.