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Topic: Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:06:37 PM
It's true it is a pun. However, Carroll's statement also has sense. He was a skilled linguist. He understood that when reading and spelling meaning comes before an understanding of the phonemes ( speech sounds). We learn to read and spell the words we already know and use. We spell meaning by writing morphemes, the smallest units in language with meaning.

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