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#180869 - 12/11/08 05:29 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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While we are at it, and you seem very adept, tsuwm, how do you get things into that box, like the quote of my question in your reply above. (I am really new to computer use and need all the help I can get.)
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#180870 - 12/11/08 05:33 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
While we are at it, and you seem very adept, tsuwm, how do you get things into that box, like the quote of my question in your reply above. (I am really new to computer use and need all the help I can get.)


see that Quote button at the bottom of this post? click it!

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#180956 - 12/16/08 01:25 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: tsuwm]
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I clicked it as you said,
and now am clicking the quote button at the top of this page

Quote:
IT WORKED




thank you very much: I presume it is the quote box at the top
of the page on this 'posting form' that I am to use, yes?
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#180957 - 12/16/08 01:28 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I clicked it as you said,
and now am clicking the quote button at the top of this page

Quote:
IT WORKED




thank you very much: I presume it is the quote box at the top
of the page on this 'posting form' that I am to use, yes?


well, it depends on what you want. clicking the one at top gets you a QUOTE box, as opposed to clicking the one within a post, as I did here, which get you a box quoting the actual poster I'm replying to (i.e., you).

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#180972 - 12/17/08 10:59 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: tsuwm]
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OK
I'll bite: how do you get it to
l) say the part where you have "originally posted by.....)?
2) get that box within a box.
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#180976 - 12/17/08 11:17 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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<sigh>
go back to my post that has "that box within a box."
click on the Quote button within that post.
enter your reply and submit. (the quoted matter is now long enough that you have a "scroll bar" on the right side of the edit box. use that to scroll down to the end of the quotes; i.e., until you see the flashing insertion point. that's where you want to type in your reply.)

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#180986 - 12/17/08 10:32 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Speaking of useless letters in 'taught'
I am told there are 9 pronunciations of the letters 'ough' in English, e.g., cough, though, doughty. Anyone know all nine?

off, as in cough
oh, as in though
ow, as in slough or plough
uff, as in enough or tough or slough (2)
oo, as in through
aw, as in nought or bought or brought
uh, as in borough
the schwa sound (phonetic upside down e) as in thoroughly

That's only eight I can think of without looking it up.

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#180993 - 12/18/08 09:28 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: The Pook]
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Originally Posted By: The Pook

uh, as in borough


maybe with an accent, burruh? buroh for me.
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#181007 - 12/18/08 10:07 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: The Pook

uh, as in borough


maybe with an accent, burruh? buroh for me.

Of course, you don't have an accent. Everyone else does, but not you.

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#181009 - 12/18/08 10:31 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: Faldage]
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Of course, you don't have an accent. Everyone else does, but not you.

As far as I can tell, everyone here has the same accent as me.
Which is not necccesssarilly a good thing.

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