This dictionary of USA English is directly taken fromthe Voice of America (VOA) “Intermediate Dictionary of English.” There are about 1,500 words in the dictionary. The VOA uses these words primarily for broadcasting in a simplified English mode. The words and definitions in this book are exactly as in the VOA version. However, because there is no pronunciation guide in the VOA version, a truespel pronunciation guide is provided modeled after the voicings of English on m-w.com, the Merriam-Webster talking dictionary. Unique to this dictionary is a reverse guide that lists phonetic words alphabetically so they can be looked up phonetically. This solves the problem of silent first letters. A large volume reverse dictionary will be available as truespel book 2. More info is available at truespel.com.
About Thomas E. Zurinskas
See more books from this Author
Published February 15, 2006
Education & Reference.