Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Mentur Double-Reader

Mentur Double Reader Contents. Posted on June 19, 2017by Paul Stought Mentur Double-Reader Contents. This category will be devoted to posts in double-reader format, with one column spelled in traditional spelling (TS), and the other in Mentur. Hopefully this format will be used … Continue reading

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13 – Response To Spelling Society Questions. 

13 – Response To Spelling Society Questions.  Mentur is not exactly new. It has much in common with New Spelling. Mentur has taken ideas mostly already found in TS and in other spelling system proposals, though some of the ideas … Continue reading

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12 – Proper Names.

12 – Proper Names. It is difficult to determine whether to leave proper names alone or to respell them to pronunciation. The writer will have to consider his readers and choose one or the other. If using the Mentur spelling, … Continue reading

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11 – Contractions.

11 – Contractions. As in TS – arn’t, dhae’d, dhaed’v, dhae’l, dhae’r, dhae’v, dhat’s, didn’t, dvzn’t, hadn’t, hazn’t, he’d, he’l, he’z, hoo’z, it’l, it’s, izn’t, Jak’d, kan’t, kwdn’t, Peetur’l, she’d, she’l, she’z, shwdn’t, shwdn’t’v, stoodunts’v, we’d, we’l, we’r, we’v, wher’d, … Continue reading

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10 – Compound Words And Inflections.

10 – Compound Words And Inflections. A compound word is where two words are joined, as in; can-not, cannot. Mentur will spell these words as they are pronounced. Can-not \ka ‘not\ kanot, <vineyard> vine-yard \’vin Yurd\, vinyurd. An inflection modifies … Continue reading

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9.2 – Selected Prefixes.

9.2 – Selected Prefixes. The <anti-> prefix will be spelled anti-.  Anti- will represent; \anti-\, \anty-\, \antu-\ or \antie-\. Antifryz, antibiotic, anti-Umerikun; <antechamber> antichaembur.  The <semi-> prefix will be spelled semi-, and will represent; \semi-\, \semy-\ or \semie-\; semiretierd. The … Continue reading

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9.1 – Homophones.

9.1 – Homophones. Mentur has a long homophone list by some people’s standards. We don’t have to use all of these, but why not? These words are not differentiated  in speech, but text allows us visual opportunities not found in … Continue reading

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