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Phonics doesn't work.

Skynet
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3/11/2015 8:57:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I had to take phonics in elementary. It had some value, but it does not help me with spelling. For one thing, not everyone pronounces things the same way. I say "posative" instead of "positive." "Secretary a State" instead of "Secretary of State." Etc. We don't say "Warshington" in MI, but that's the way a lot of people pronounce it. I say "ware" instead of the archaic "w-H-ere". Anyone in education agree that phonics can be detrimental in the Americanized English language? Is the answer an overhaul of New World English?
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3/19/2015 8:54:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/11/2015 8:57:06 PM, Skynet wrote:
I had to take phonics in elementary. It had some value, but it does not help me with spelling. For one thing, not everyone pronounces things the same way. I say "posative" instead of "positive." "Secretary a State" instead of "Secretary of State." Etc. We don't say "Warshington" in MI, but that's the way a lot of people pronounce it. I say "ware" instead of the archaic "w-H-ere". Anyone in education agree that phonics can be detrimental in the Americanized English language? Is the answer an overhaul of New World English?
It works when it involves IPA.
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Skynet
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3/20/2015 7:12:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/19/2015 8:54:25 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 3/11/2015 8:57:06 PM, Skynet wrote:
I had to take phonics in elementary. It had some value, but it does not help me with spelling. For one thing, not everyone pronounces things the same way. I say "posative" instead of "positive." "Secretary a State" instead of "Secretary of State." Etc. We don't say "Warshington" in MI, but that's the way a lot of people pronounce it. I say "ware" instead of the archaic "w-H-ere". Anyone in education agree that phonics can be detrimental in the Americanized English language? Is the answer an overhaul of New World English?
It works when it involves IPA.

Well that makes sense. But not when dealing with 2nd graders. You're agreeing that phonetics has little value in a quasi-phonetic language like English?
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