Prevent Alzheimer Linguistically Prevent Alzheimer Linguistically About Memory Loss in India Why does India have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease? Turmeric may be a factor but my study shows there is a significant linguistic factor involved. In India, the elderly have numerous people to talk to in and outside of their […]
Prevent Alzheimer Linguistically What is phonics? What is the meaning of phonics? Phonics is a group of English sounds. A phonic is a single sound produced by 1) a letter that does not sound like its letter name, like the “o” in “to” or 2) by two or more letters, like the “ey” in “monkey” and the “sion” in “expression” or […]
What are adverbs? What are adverbs? Adverbs describe verbs. Adjective describe nouns, as in Sam is slow. (Slow describes the noun Sam) Adverbs describe verbs, as in Sam drove slowly. (Slowly describes the verb drove) There is the word verb inside of adverb. Drove is a Verb The verb“drove” is the action done by the […]
What are adjectives? What are adjectives? Adjectives describe nouns. Adjectives are like tall, short, smart, and slow that describe nouns like Sam. Nouns are like Sam, who is either tall, short, smart, slow, etc. Sam is a Noun The noun in all of the following three sentences is “Sam” Sam stepped on an ant. Sam was stepped on by […]
A schwa is a weak sound of any vowel. The stress in a word is on other syllables, but never on the syllable where the schwa is. The schwa is the unstressed sound of a vowel in a word, which is vaguely heard.
A syllable is a small word like the word me, or a part of a word like the syllable me in me•di•a.
Vowels rule English and they cannot be avoided. Vowels are inconsistent; each vowel has a short sound, a long sound, and a number of other sounds. Vowels are the strong letters and consonants are the weak letters. Consonants often double to preserve their sounds, as in class.
Only logical learners can have dyslexia in spelling. Lack of logic causes dyslexia in spelling; and, forced speed-reading before learning to spell words causes dyslexia in writing letters in reverse. Reading too fast, too soon causes persons with spelling difficulties to see letters in reverse, and eventually writing letters in reverse.
ph is a phonic and f is a plain letter. Reading phonics is easier than spelling phonics because one English sound we call phonic can be spelled in many different ways we call spelling patterns.