Questions tagged [spelling]

Questions related to learning or teaching spelling, i.e. the letters and diacritics that make up words (their choice and their correct order).

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Seeking a resource to explain the Origins and rules governing words pronounced as if they contained an "R", but not spelled as such?

There are words that, when pronounced with an British English accent, appear to contain the letter "R", but which are not written as containing one. Bath and path, for example. In contrast ...
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What is the relationship between Greek letters gamma (γ) and nu (ν)? [closed]

Having only a basic grasp of the Greek alphabet (as used in math and physics mostly), I am sometimes confused when looking at Greek spelling of certain proper names or words. The most common source of ...
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Learning correct spelling of Spanish words with or without acute accent

When trying to learn simple vocabulary in a manner similar to that suggested by Fluent Forever, I find that I have difficulties learning to spell words correctly with or without tildes. I've been ...
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Is there a book that teaches the main exceptions to English spelling rules?

I've got books on the rules, now it's exception time!
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Is it important to be able to spell words?

Being able to write in a language is certainly an important skill, but is writing by hand that important? Since a lot of communication is done digitally, I am wondering whether it would be sufficient ...
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