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What's the name of this non-IPA phonetic notation?

Apparently it's called the "American Heritage Dictionary representation" (AHD), essentially identical to the one used on Wiktionary, called the "English Phonemic Representation"(enPR). It has a ...
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Why is the Greek alphabet pronounced wrong all the time?

Well, I mean Greek is pronounced by English speakers the way an English speaker would pronounce an English word, i.e. according to English conventions. It may be possible for an English speaker to say ...
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Why is the Greek alphabet pronounced wrong all the time?

I can't comment on English, but I am guessing a part of the reason is the historical position and development of the Greek language. In Finnish, the names of the first four Greek letters are: alfa, ...
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Problems teaching the 'gn' and 'gh' to an English learner

I would recommend for an exercise of building up word meaningful word combinations of "gn" and "gh" using the student's own effort and make a conscious effort to remember how every ...
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Problems teaching the 'gn' and 'gh' to an English learner

(I have some experience with this type of work, but not enough to necessarily know best practices.) Using this webpage as an example, the general rules that are taught are: gn is consistently /n/ ...
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Must we start teaching reading and writing with the Alphabet?

Depends on the language. For Mandarin Chinese, there are (free online on edx.org) courses based on pinyin, ignoring the Chinese symbols completely. Of course being able to speak, but not being able ...
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Must we start teaching reading and writing with the Alphabet?

Imagine that the first thing you learn is to memorize written words such as bat, cat, rat, cod, god and dog. Only after you can read and write those words in their entirety do you start to analyze the ...
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