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Language Families

Happy Saturday everyone! We have now covered looking at all aspects of words, specifically including pronunciation and origin. Now we will take a look at a larger aspect of all of this – how languages are connected. In this video, we will explore the main organization of languages and the particular language families which share similar patterns and words. The rest of the videos will follow this pattern, and we will work our way language by language to learn as much as we can!

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Stress Pronunciation

Hi everyone! Today we’ll take a look at a very interesting topic in many different languages – stress and word inflection. Basically this is about how to pronounce words with the correct intonation. Stress pronunciation is very influential in English, because most English words have a certain syllable that is emphasized when pronounced. Of course, anything with pronunciation is crucial to our understanding of words, so stress pronunciation is pretty significant!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz_HaeXZcg8

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Example Diacritics

Hello! This week, we will continue learning about dictionary entries and how to pronounce words. To make sure that all our concepts are clear from the previous video, we  will go through a few example words from the dictionary in this video.  Also, a very special thanks to my amazing physics teacher, Mr. Herntier, with all the technical assistance!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxPuguARS60

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Learning about Dictionary Entries

Hi everyone! Hope everyone has had a great week! One of the most important keys to understanding words and spelling/language patterns lies in the pronunciations of words, which is what we will look at in the following video. Merriam Webster has its own special diacritics and pronunciation keys, which are covered here. Please note that I have used Merriam Webster’s CD-ROM in this video to explain the dictionary entries – this is a perfect way to study words!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0DY–HVMpI

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Introduction

Happy Saturday! Here is the first video, in which I have described how we will work towards approaching our goal of learning words and their spellings. In the video, I have mentioned purchasing Merriam Webster’s Third New International Dictionary…if interested, please take a look at the link below for both the dictionary and the CD-ROM (I highly recommend this):

http://www.amazon.com/Websters-International-Dictionary-Unabridged-CD-ROM/dp/0877793026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315669062&sr=8-1

Also, Scott Remer’s book, Words of Wisdom: Keys to Success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee (2nd Edition), is an invaluable resource for all aspiring spellers. Scott has beautifully presented complex spelling and language material into simple, easy-to-follow rules, and I cannot thank him enough for what he has done and all the support he has given me with this blog. The link to his book is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Words-Wisdom-Success-National-Spelling/dp/1466437820

Enjoy, and welcome once again!

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Welcome!

Hi everyone! I’m really excited to be starting “Saturdays with Stuti” right here! “Saturdays with Stuti” began as a bimonthly program that I founded at my public library. I desperately missed spelling after my final year of eligibility in 2012, and I really wanted to give what I had learned throughout my spelling bee journey back to the community. And since that year, I have been conducting a spelling and language club, called “Saturdays with Stuti”, every other Saturday at my local library. I have had so much fun doing this club; however, I wanted to take it to the next level by sharing what I learned with the global community, right here!

So what’s next? Every Saturday, I hope to create and post a video, along with a blog post, through which I can share what I learned. The videos will be in a serial progression…they will start off with an introduction video that will outline basic information ranging from what spelling bees are to what we will cover ( mostly language patterns, rules and much more !) Most of the videos will be about a certain language, and its specific history, example words, and rules and patterns. There will be more on this in the introduction video.

So now you know what is coming! Hope you all are as excited as I am! 🙂