Compound Words

Train your brain to toggle between two modes of SORTING – what is heard and what is seen.

The vowel sounds heard have been sorted under the headings V01-V15, then those words are listed alphabetically.  Next, each second half of each compound word is in code only.  Can you decipher them all?!


~~~ V01/A/ ~~~


AFTER C23 C37 V08

AFTER C37 V07 C24

AN V04 • C27 V15

ASH C18 C38 V08


BACK V06 C22

BACK C16 V01 C22

BACK C16 C38 V03 C16

BACK C17 V07 C18

BACK C17 V08 C34

BACK C17 C38 V06 • C22 V15

BACK C18 C38 V01 C22

BACK C23 C38 V13 C34 C19

BACK C24 V07 C38

BACK C28 V07 C19

BACK C28 C16 V06 C28

BACK C28 C37 V01 C16

BACK C28 C37 V07 C19

BACK C28 C16 V02 C34

BACK C28 C18 V06 C21

BACK C28 C18 C38 V08 C22

BACK C32 V01 C34 C19

BACK C37 V03 C23

BANK C17 V12 C22

BANK C38 V08 C37

BASKET C17 V11 C37


BLACK C17 V05 • C38 V10

BLACK C17 V08 C38 C19

BLACK C17 V11 C37

BLACK C17 V15 C19

BLACK C18 V03 C16

BLACK C21 V01 C22

BLACK C28 C33 V02 C26

BLACK C37 V02 C28 C18

BLACK C33 V06 C37


CAB C19 C38 V07 • C25 V15

CAN C34 V03 C18

CANDLE C28 C18 V02 C22

CANDLE C37 V07 C18


CLAP C28 C18 V02 C22


GLASS C33 V06 • C22 V02 C35

GRAND C16 V01 • C38 V05 C34 C18

GRAND C19 V11 • C18 V15

GRAND C20 V07 C37 C19

GRAND C24 V11 • C27 V15

GRAND C28 V04 C34

GRAND C28 C18 V01 C34 C19

GRAND C33 V01 • C28 C18 V15

GRAND C33 V04 • C27 V15

GRASS C32 V03 • C16 V15


HAM C17 V15 • C23 V15

HAND V13 C18

HAND C17 V12 C22

HAND C22 V04 C24

HAND C23 V04 C34

HAND C28 C18 V01 C34 C19

HAND C33 V06 C19


PAN C22 V06 C22

PASS C16 V08 C38 C18

PASS C17 V12 C22

PASS C22 V10


RATTLE C18 C38 V01 C16

RATTLE C38 C34 V06 C22


SAND C28 C18 V08 C34

SAND C37 V03 C18



STAND C16 V07 C16

STAND C16 V14 C34 C18



TAG V04 • C37 V03 C35

TAP C38 V12 C18

TASK C33 V01 • C28 C18 V15

TAX C16 C06 • V15

TAXI C22 V01 C17


~~~ V02/I/ ~~~


DISH C16 V01 C34

DISH C22 C37 V03 C26

DISH C36 V11 • C18 V15

DISH C36 V11 • C30 V15

DISK C19 C38 V07 C25



FISH C16 V05 C34 C19

FISH C17 V08 C37

FISH C18 V06 C37

FISH C32 V12 C22

FISH C34 V05 C18


HIM C28 V05 C37 C24


IN C28 V07 C19

IT C18 V06 C22

IT C28 V05 C37 C24


PICK V04 C16

PIN C28 C18 C38 V07 C16

PIN C32 V08 C37

PIN C32~C36 V10 C37


RIVER C17 V01 C35 C22


SILVER C24 V08 C37 C19

SILVER C28 C33 V02 C26



WITH V13 C18


~~~ V03/O/ ~~~


BODY C23 V11 C38 C19

BODY C36 V15 C22


COMMON C16 C37 V06 C28

COMMON C36 V05 C37 C26

CROSS V08 • C25 V15


CROSS C17 C38 V10 C19

CROSS C22 V04 C18

CROSS C36 V11 C22


DOG C36 V12 C19


LONG C32 V01 C34 C19

LONG C32 V13 C28


MOTH C17 V11 C37


POP C22 V08 C38 C34


SOFT C17 V11 C37

SOFT C36 V06 C38

STOCK C38 V09 C33

STOP C37 V07 C18

STRONG C32 V08 C37 C19


~~~ V04/U/ ~~~


UNDER V04 • C20 V10 • C25 V15


UNDER V11 C38 C33

UNDER C17 V05 • C37 V10

UNDER C17 V15 C19

UNDER C19 V03 C23

UNDER C20 V11 C38 C21

UNDER C22 V04 C18

UNDER C22 V04 • C25 V15

UNDER C22 V15 • V05 C34 C18

UNDER C22 C37 V08 C27 C29

UNDER C23 C38 V13 C34 C19

UNDER C24 V12 C18


UP V03 C34

UP V05 C34 C19

UP C17 V10 C18

UP C17 C38 V02 C35 • V02 C35

UP C18 V06 C22

UP C18 V07 C18

UP C18 V07 C33

UP C18 V15 C34

UP C19 V06 C18

UP C19 V07 C37

UP C22 V04 • C33 V02 C35

UP C22 V10 C16

UP C23 C38 V06 C19

UP C26 C38 V04 C28 C18

UP C28 V07 C19

UP C28 C18 V06 C21

UP C28 C18 V06 C18

UP C28 C18 V06 C38 C29

UP C28 C18 V11 C38 C18

UP C28 C18 C38 V10 C33

UP C30 V03 C18

UP C32 V02 C37

UP C32 V05 C37 C19

UP C32 V08 C37 C19

UP C32 V10 C25

UP C36 V07 C34 C19

UP C37 V01 C34 C19

UP C37 V02 C24 C18

UP C37 V08 C19

UP C38 V07 C18

UP C38 V07 • C29 V02 C35

UP C38 V08 C38

UP C38 V12 C18


UPPER C22 V04 C18

UPPER C22 V06 C28

UPPER C22 C37 V01 C28

UPPER C33 V08 C28 C18


BUTTER C22 V04 C16

BUTTER C24 C37 V07

BUTTER C28 C22 V03 C20

BUTTER C33 V02 C37 C22

BUTTER C34 V04 C18


CUP 37 V02 C35 C22


DUCK C16 V02 C37

DUCK C17 V02 C37


GUM C17 V11 C37


SLUM C37 V08 C38 C19

SUN C17 V06 C22 C18

SUN C17 V06 C27

SUN C19 V13 C34

SUN C24 V02 C30

SUN C24 C37 V13 • V15

SUN C28 V05 C18

SUN C37 V02 C18

SUN C38 V12 C24


THUNDER C17 V08 C37 C18

THUNDER C28 C18 V08 C38 C33


~~~ V04/A/ ~~~


ABOVE C17 V08 C38 C19

ALONG C28 V07 C19

WHAT V05 • C25 V15

WHAT C34 V03 C19


~~~ V04/O/ ~~~




HONEY C22 V08 C33

HONEY C28 V04 • C22 V04~C37

HONEY C33 V09 C34


~~~ V04/O_E/ ~~~


COME C17 V01 C22

COME C19 V13 C34

ONE C18 V07 C33

ONE C28 V05 C37 C24

SOME C16 C37 V06 C28

SOME C17 V04 • C19 V10

SOME C18 V07 C33 C29

SOME C19 V06

SOME C26 V02 C35

SOME C32 V13

SOME C32~C36 V04 C18

SOME C32~C36 V06 C38

SOME C36 V04 C34


~~~ V04/OU/ ~~~


TOUCH C19 V13 C34


~~~ V05/E/ ~~~


EVERY C26 V02 C35


BED C22 C37 V08 C27 C29

BED C32 V05 C19

BED C38 V03 C22

BED C38 V08 C37

BED C38 V09 C33

BELL C17 V03 • C18 V04 C33

BELL C17 V14

BELL C32 V03 C16


JELLY C24 V02 C30

JET C16 V08 C38 C18

JET C37 V07 • C34 V15


PEPPER C33 V02 C34 C18


SET C17 V01 C22

STEP C28 V01 C22


TELL C18 V06 C37

TEN C24 V08 C37 C19

TENDER C24 V12 C18

TEXT C17 V12 C22

THEM C28 V05 C37 C25 C29


~~~ V05/E_E/ ~~~


ELSE C32~C36 V06 C38


~~~ V05/EA/ ~~~


DEAD C37 V07 C34


HEAD V06 C22

HEAD C19 C38 V05 C28

HEAD C37 V07 C18

HEAD C37 V07 C34


WEATHER C16 C38 V09 C24



~~~ V05/A/ ~~~


ANY C16 C37 V06 C28

ANY C17 V04 • C19 V10

ANY C18 V07 C33

ANY C32 V13

ANY C32~C36 V06 C38

ANY C33 V08 C38

ANY C36 V04 C34

ANY C36 V06


~~~ V06/A_E/ ~~~


BASE C17 V11 C37


CARE C18 V06 • C22 V15

CARE C24 C38 V10

CARE C36 V08 C38 C34

CAVE C33 V01 C34


PACE C33 V06 • C22 V15


SALES C22 C37 V15 C22

SCAPE C23 V08 C18

SKATE C17 V08 C38 C19

SNAKE C28 C22 V02 C34

SPACE C36 V11 C22

STAGE C32 V01 C34 C19


TAKE V03 C24

TAKE V08 • C25 V15

TAKE V13 C18

TALE C17 V06 • C38 V15

TALE C18 V05 • C37 V15

TAPE C36 V15 C33


WARE C32 V13 C28

WASTE C16 V06 • C16 V15

WASTE C17 V01 C28 • C22 V05 C18

WASTE C36 V11 • C18 V15

WASTE C37 V01 C34 C19


~~~ V06/A/ ~~~


BABY C28 V02 • C18 V15


SANDY C28 V07 C19


TABLE C18 V03 C16

TABLE C22 C37 V03 C26

TABLE C28 C16 V09 C34

TABLE C36 V06 C38


~~~ V06/AI/ ~~~


AIR C16 V08 C38 C18

AIR C16 C37 V06 C34

AIR C18 V07 C33

AIR C22 C38 V01 C24 C18

AIR C24 V10 C37 C19

AIR C37 V02 C24 V18

AIR C37 V07 C34


BRAIN C19 C38 V06 C34

BRAIN C28 C18 V08 C38 C33

BRAIN C36 V11 C30


DAIRY C33 V06 C19

DAISY C32~C36 V10 C37


MAIN C37 V01 C34 C19

MAIN C37 V07 C34


RAIN C17 V08

RAIN C19 C38 V03 C16

RAIN C20 V05 C22

RAIN C22 V08 C18

RAIN C28 C18 V08 C38 C33

RAIL C36 V06

RAIL C38 V08 C19


SAIL C17 V08 C18


TAIL C23 V08 C18

TAIL C28 C16 V02 C34

TAIL C37 V07 C18


WAIST C37 V07 C34


~~~ V06/AY/ ~~~


DAY C17 C38 V06 C22

DAY C18 V07 C33

DAY C18 V12 C22

DAY C19 C38 V10 C33

DAY C37 V07 C18


PLAY C17 V01 C22

PLAY C26 V02 C35

PLAY C32 V13 C28


~~~ V07/I_E/ ~~~


FIRE V11 C38 C33

FIRE C16 C38 V09 C24

FIRE C17 V03 C33

FIRE C17 V08 C18

FIRE C17 V11 C37

FIRE C17 C38 V06 C22

FIRE C22 C38 V01 • C22 V15

FIRE C24 V07 • C18 V15

FIRE C24 C37 V07 C29

FIRE C32 V13 C28

FIRE C36 V15 C22 C28

FIRE C37 V07 C22


LIFE C17 V08 C18

LIFE C17 C37 V12 C19

LIFE C18 V07 C33

LIFE C23 V11 C38 C19

LIFE C28 V06 • C25 V15

LIFE C36 V15 C22

LIFE C37 V03 C35

LIFE C37 V07 C34

LIME C28 C18 V08 C34


SIDE C17 V15 C34 C29

SIDE C22 V02 C22

SIDE C30 V08

SIDE C36 V11 C22


TIME C18 V06 • C17 V04~C37

TIME C22 V10 • C16 V15

TIME C28 V06 • C25 V15

TIME C30 V06 C38


WHITE C22 V01 C16

WHITE C24 V02 C30

WHITE C36 V11 C30

WHITE C36 V11 C37

WIDE C28 C16 C38 V05 C19


~~~ V07/IGH/ ~~~


HIGH C20 V06 C38

HIGH C36 V06

HIGH C37 V01 C34 C19


NIGHT C37 V07 C18


~~~ V07/EYE/ ~~~


EYE C17 V11 C37 C29

EYE C22 V01 • C20 V02 C35

EYE C23 C37 V01 • C28 V05 C29

EYE C28 V07 C18

EYE C36 V02 C18 • C34 V05 C28

EYE C37 V01 • C30 V05 C29

EYE C37 V02 C19


~~~ V07/Y/ ~~~


BY C16 V01 C28


SKY C28 C22 C38 V06 • C16 V15

SKY C37 V07 C18

SKY C37 V11 C38 C22


~~~V08/O_E/ ~~~


FORE V11 C38 C33

FORE C17 V06 C38

FORE C22 V01 C28 C18

FORE C22 C37 V08 C29

FORE C22 C37 V08 • C31 V15

FORE C24 V02 C35 • C23 V15

FORE C24 V11 • C27 V15

FORE C28 V07 C18

FORE C28 V10

FORE C32 V01 C34 C19

FORE C32 V05 C19

FORE C33 V01 C34

FORE C37 V05 C23

HOME C18 V13 C34

HOME C33 V06 C19

HORSE C16 V13 • V15

HORSE C17 V01 C22

HORSE C24 C37 V07

HORSE C32 V06 C38


MORE V08 • C25 V15


NOTE C17 V12 C22

NOTE C36 V15 • C27 V10


STONE C36 V11 C37

STORE C38 V12 C33


~~~ V08/O/ ~~~


OVER C22 V08 C18

OVER C24 C37 V08

OVER C37 V01 C34 C19


BOLD C24 V06 C28


CORN C33 V10 C37


FORK C37 V02 C24 C18

FORT C34 V07 C18


NO C17 V04 • C19 V10

NO C32~C36 V06 C38

NORTH V10 C28 C18

NORTH C36 V05 C28 C18


PONY C18 V06 C37


SHORT C17 C38 V05 C19


~~~ V08/OU/ ~~~


COURT C32 V13 C28

COURT C39 V11 C38 C19


~~~ V08/OW/ ~~~


SHOW V03 C24

SHOW C16 C37 V06 C28

SLOW C19 V13 C34

SNOW C17 V01 C35 C22

SNOW C17 V11 37

SNOW C17 V15 C19

SNOW C19 C38 V02 C24 C18

SNOW C30 V04 • C25 V05 C37

SHOW C33 V06 • C22 V15

SHOW C37 V06 C28


THROW V04 • C36 V06

THROW C17 V01 C22


~~~ V08/A/ ~~~


WAR C16 V01 C26

WARM C17 C37 V12 C19


~~~ V09/U_E/ ~~~


LUKE C36 V08 C33


~~~ V09/U/ ~~~


SUPER V10 • C23 V08

SUPER C16 V13 • V15

SUPER C18 V01 C35 • C22 V15

SUPER C20 V11 C38 C21

SUPER C22 V09 C37

SUPER C22 V11 C38 • C23 V08

SUPER C24 V07 C34

SUPER C28 C18 V11 C38

SUPER C28 C18 C38 V03 C35

SUPER C28 C22 C38 V02 C16 C18

SUPER C32 V07 • C36 V06

SUPER C32 V10 • C38 V08

SUPER C33 V01 C34

SUPER C33 V11 C38 • C22 V05 C18

SUPER C34 V01 • C20 V15 • V04 C37

SUPER C36 V05 • C16 V04 C34

SUPER C36 V12 • C33 V01 C34


~~~ V09/UE/ ~~~


BLUE C16 C38 V02 C34 C18

BLUE C17 V05 C37

BLUE C17 V05 • C38 V10

BLUE C17 V15 C19

BLUE C23 C38 V01 C28

BLUE C24 V02 C30


~~~ V09/EW/ ~~~


NEW C24 V13 C34 C19

NEWS C16 V06 • C16 V15

NEWS C16 C38 V02 C34 C18

NEWS C17 V14

NEWS C17 C38 V06 C22

NEWS C22 V01 • C28 C18 V15

NEWS C28 C18 V01 C34 C19

NEWS C33 V01 C34

NEWS C36 V15 • C27 V10

NEWS C38 V09 C33


~~~ V09/OO/ ~~~


BOOT C28 C18 C38 V01 C16


HOOK V04 C16


MOON C17 V10 C33

MOON C28 V18 C38 V04 C22

MOON C28 C22 V06 C16

MOON C30 V07 C34

MOON C36 V11 C22

MOON C37 V07 C18


SCHOOL C17 V04 C28

SCHOOL C17 V12 C22


SCHOOL C32 V13 C28

SCHOOL C36 V15 C22


TOOTH C16 V02 C22

TOOTH C16 V06 C28 C18


~~~ V10/EE/ ~~~


SHEEP C28 C22 V02 C34

SWEET C32 V11 C38 C18


TEEN V06 C21


WEEK V05 C34 C19

WEEK C19 V06

WEEK C34 V07 C18

WHEEL C17 V05 • C38 V08

WHEEL C17 V06 C28

WHEEL C20 V06 C38

WHEEL C32 V13 C28


~~~ V10/EE_E/ ~~~


CHEESE C17 V15 • C23 V15

CHEESE C22 V06 C22


~~~ V10/E_E/ ~~~


HERE V01 C24 • C18 V15

HERE V02 C34

HERE C17 V07


~~~ V10/EA/ ~~~


BEACH C22 V08 C33


DREAM C18 V10 C33


MEAN C18 V07 C33

MEAN C32~C36 V07 C37


NEAR C17 V07


SEA C30 V08 C38

STEAM C17 V08 C18

STEAM C30 V02 C16


TEA C16 V03 C18

TEA C22 V04 C16

TEA C28 C16 V09 C34

TEAM C33 V06 C18

TEAM C36 V15 C22


~~~ V10/EY/ ~~~


KEY C16 V01 C19

KEY C16 V04 C34 C20

KEY C17 V08 C38 C19

KEY C28 C18 V08 C34

KEY C28 C18 C38 V08 C22

KEY C32 V08 C37

KEY C34 V08 C18

KEY C36 V06

KEY C36 V15 C19


~~~ V11/A/ ~~~


ALL V08 • C25 V15

ALL C28 C16 V07 C28


BALL C16 V11 C38 C22

BALL C38 V09 C33


CAR C16 V08 C38 C18

CAR C16 V09 C37

CAR C24 V06 C38

CAR C28 V02 C22

CAR C32 V03 C16

CAR C37 V08 C19

CARD C17 V08 C38 C19

CARPET C17 V01 C23

CART C32~C36 V10 C37


FATHER C37 V01 C34 C19


SHARP C30 V09 • C18 V15

STAR C24 V02 C30


WALK C36 V06

WALL C16 V06 • C16 V15

WASH C17 V08 C37

WASH C18 V04 C17

WASH C22 C37 V03 C26

WASH C28 C18 V01 C34 C19

WASH C38 V09 C33

WATCH C18 V13 • V15

WATCH C19 V03 C23

WATCH C33 V06 • C22 V15

WATCH C36 V15 C19

WATER C16 C38 V09 C24

WATER C17 V06 C28

WATER C22 C38 V01 C24 C18

WATER C24 V11 C37

WATER C30 V05 C19

WATER C33 V05 • C37 V04 C34

WATER C33 V11 C38 C22


WATER C37 V07 C34


~~~ V11/AU_E/ ~~~


SAUCE C16 V01 C34


~~~ V11/AW/ ~~~


DRAW C17 C38 V02 C21


~~~ V12/OO/ ~~~


BOOK V05 C34 C19

BOOK C22 V06 C28

BOOK C28 V05 • C37 V15

BOOK C28 C18 V08 C38

BOOK C30 V05 C37 C24

BOOK C33 V08 • C17 V02 C37

BOOK C34 V12 C22

BOOK C36 V15 C33


FOOT C16 C38 V02 C34 C18 C28

FOOT C17 V11 C37

FOOT C32 V02 C37

FOOT C34 V08 C18

FOOT C37 V03 • C22 V15

FOOT C37 V07 C18 C28

FOOT C38 V05 C28 C18


GOOD C17 V07


HOOK C36 V15 C33


WOOD C30 V03 C16


~~~ V13/OW/ ~~~


DOWN C18 V13 C34


HOW V05 • C25 V15



~~~ V13/OU/ ~~~


ROUND V04 • C17 V13 C18


SOUND C16 C38 V09 C24

SOUTH V10 C28 C18

SOUTH C36 V05 C28 C18



~~~ V13/OU_E/ ~~~


HOUSE C17 V08 C18

HOUSE C22 V10 • C16 V15

HOUSE C32 V08 C37 C19



~~~ V14/OI_E/ ~~~


NOISE C33 V06 • C22 V15



~~~ V14/OY/ ~~~


SOY C17 V10 C34

SOY C28 V14



~~~ V15/EAR/ ~~~


EARTH C22+C36 V06 C22

EARTH C36 V15 C33


~~~ V15/ER/ ~~~


HER C28 V05 C37 C24



~~~ V15/UR/ ~~~


TURN V03 C24

TURN V04 • C17 V13 C18

TURN V04 • C38 V13 C34 C19

TURN C16 V04 • C22 V04~C37

TURN C19 V13 C34

TURN C22 V08 C18

TURN C22 V10

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E]… Go for it!!

[A]  PHONOLOGICAL ACUITY :: Use WA’s Sound Map.  Differentiate.  Articulate.  Blend speech sounds.  Rhyme.

[B]  CONCEPTS OF PRINT :: Spell-out speech sounds.  Say letter names.  Craft letter shapes.  Use left-to-right directionality.  Credit author/illustrator.  Examine book parts.

[C]  READING READINESS :: Pronounce and spell vocabulary-to-be-read.  Use WA’s *CloudSpelling* and Word Lists for Literature Mastery.  Notice roots.  Notice affixes.

[D]  READ TO DISCOVER :: Visualize.  Predict.  Make connections.  Clarify.  Summarize.  Fluently intone an author’s message with appropriate emphasis.

[E]  SHARE INSIGHTS :: Think critically.  Dare to inquire more deeply.  Discuss.  Debate.  Enjoy!

How to spell her name?

babyWhenever we talk about “spelling” in regards to language arts, the “how-to” of it all is really very easy.  Well… easy when one knows which letter(s) will represent each sound unit, and hard if one doesn’t.

One has to KNOW what one knows; spelling is about hearing, seeing and remembering.

Fundamentally, one must be able to differentiate between parsed sound-units, be able to recognize them at least within one’s own thoughts, and then blend those units into a whole word.  Print-out each representation using relevant letter(s).  Remember, spelling is a social convention and, as such, is subject to change over time.  But on any given day, students/employees must know the “correct” conventions of language to earn good evaluations for promotions.

If you wanted your baby girl to be called the common name shown below, which spelling would you choose?


1st unit:  Options for Consonant Sound C22


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/N/


3rd unit: Change V02/I/ to V02/Y/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/N/


5th unit:  Change C18/T/ to C19/D/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/N/


6th unit:  Options include V02/V04/V05


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/Y/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/Y/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/Y/ C34/N/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V04/A/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V04/A/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V04/A/ C34/N/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V05/E/ C34/N/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V05/E/ C34/N/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V05/E/ C34/N/


7th unit:  Change C34/N/ to C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/  • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/Y/ C28/S/ • C19/D/ V02/I/ C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/Y/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/Y/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V02/Y/ C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V04/A/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V04/A/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V04/A/ C34/NN/


C22/K/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V05/E/ C34/NN/


C22/C/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V05/E/ C34/NN/


C22/CH/ C38/R/ V02/I/ C28/S/ • C18/T/ V05/E/ C34/NN/


All of the above are not to be confused with the names “Kirsten” or “Christian” which do sound similar.   Now I’m curious to know the algorithm’s rationale for spell-check alerts!

Know the Essentials


American posts an interactive MAP of basic physical materials shown above, with code-abbreviations, then states a straight-forward call to action which is facilitated by detailed information about each unit, including properties, safety data, products, research and isotopes, plus hot topics like nanotechnology, sputtering targets, rare earths, green technology, alternative energy, fuel cells, ultra high purity, solar energy, bio-medical grade metals and alloys, metal foams, hydrogen storage materials, and battery technology.

With even more urgency regarding your creative empowerment, WordsAhead posts its MAP of basic language/speech units (not yet interactive) and also invites you to take action:

HEAR the sounds.  SAY the sounds.  SPELL the sounds.  READ!


Here are first-syllable vowel sounds:


V01/a/ Actinium [Ac]

V01/a/ Antimony [Sb]

V01/a/ Astatine [At]

V01/a/ Cadmium [Cd]

V01/a/ Calcium [Ca]

V01/a/ Californium [Cf]

V01/a/ Francium [Fr]

V01/a/ Gadolinium [Gd]

V01/a/ Gallium [Ga]

V01/a/ Hafnium [Hf]

V01/a/ Lanthanum [La]

V01/a/ Manganese [Mn]

V01/a/ Magnesium [Mg]

V01/a/ Platinum [Pt]

V01/a/ Scandium [Sc]

V01/a/ Tantalum [Ta]

V01/a/ Thallium [Tl]


V02/i/ Indium [In]

V02/i/ Iridium [Ir]

V02/y/ Ytterbium [Yb]

V02/y/ Yttrium [Y]

V02/i/ Bismuth [Bi]

V02/i/ Lithium [Li]

V02/i/ Livermorium [Lv]

V02/i/ Nickel [Ni]

V02/i/ Silicon [Si]

V02/i/ Silver [Ag]

V02/i/ Tin [Sn]

V02/i/ Zinc [Zn]

V02/y/ Dysprosium [Dy]

V02/y/ Krypton [Kr]


V03/o/ Osmium [Os]

V03/o/ Oxygen [O]

V03/O/ Copper [Cu]

V03/o/ Phosphorus [P]

V03/o/ Strontium [Sr]


V04/u/ Rutherfordium [Rf]

V04/u/ Sulfur [S]

V04/u/ Tungsten [W]

V04/e/ Selenium [Se]

V04/a/ Aluminum [Al]

V04/a/ Americium [Am]

V04/a/ Palladium [Pd]

V04/a/ Samarium [Sm]

V04/a/ Vanadium [V]

V04/o/ Copernicium [Cn]

V04/o/ Molybdenum [Mo]

V04/o/ Polonium [Po]

V04/o/ Promethium [Pm]


V05/e/ Flerovium [Fl]

V05/e/ Neptunium [Np]

V05/e/ Mendelevium [Md]

V05/e/ Technetium [Tc]

V05/e/ Tellurium [Te]

V05/ea/ Lead [Pb]

V05/oe/ Roentgenium [Rg]


V06/a/ Barium [Ba]

V06/a/ Praseodymium [Pr]

V06/a/ Radium [Ra]

V06/a/ Radon [Rn]


V07/i/ Iodine [I]

V07/i/ Iron [Fe]

V07/i/ Niobium [Nb]

V07/i/ Nitrogen [N]

V07/i/ Titanium [Ti]

V07/ei/ Einsteinium [Es]

V07/ei/ Meitnerium [Mt]

V07/y/ Hydrogen [H]


V08/o/ Bohrium [Bh]

V08/o/ Boron [B]

V08/o/ Bromine [Br]

V08/o/ Chlorine [Cl]

V08/o/ Chromium [Cr]

V08/o/ Cobalt [Co]

V08/o/ Gold [Au]

V08/o/ Holmium [Ho]

V08/o/ Nobelium [No]

V08/o/ Potassium [K]

V08/o/ Protactinium [Pa]

V08/o/ Rhodium [Rh]

V08/o/ Sodium [Na]

V08/o/ Thorium [Th]

V08/uo/ Fluorine [F]


V09/u/ Ununoctium [Uuo]

V09/u/ Ununpentium [Uup]

V09/u/ Ununseptium [Uus]

V09/u/ Ununtrium [Uut]

V09/u/ Dubnium [Db]

V09/u/ Lutetium [Lu]

V09/u/ Plutonium [Pu]

V09/u/ Rubidium [Rb]

V09/u/ Ruthenium [Ru]

V09/u/ Thulium [Tm]

C39+V09/u/ Uranium [U]

C39+V09/eu/ Europium [Eu]


V10/e/ Cesium [Cs]

V10/e/ Helium [He]

V10/e/ Neodymium [Nd]

V10/e/ Neon [Ne]

V10/e/ Rhenium [Re]

V10/e/ Xenon [Xe]

V10/ea/ Seaborgium [Sg]


V11/a/ Argon [Ar]

V11/a/ Arsenic [As]

V11/a/ Carbon [C]

V11/a/ Darmstadtium [Ds]

V11/a/ Hassium [Hs]

V11/aw/ Lawrencium [Lr]


V12 (none)

V13 (none)

V14 (none)


V15/ir/ Zirconium [Zr]

V15/er/ Erbium [Er]

V15/er/ Berkelium [Bk]

V15/er/ Beryllium [Be]

V15/er/ Cerium [Ce]

V14/er/ Fermium [Fm]

V15/er/ Germanium [Ge]

V15/er/ Mercury [Hg]

V15/er/ Terbium [Tb]

C39+V15/ur/ Curium [Cm]

Best Answer

Parsed sound-units are heard before they are spelled-out.

This is the best answer to the good question, “How is the WordsAhead spelling method unique?”  Again, V01-C39 come ahead of ABCs.


C32 + V13

C32/H/ V13/OW/



V02 + C29

V02/I/ C29/S/



C27 + V04

C27/TH/ V04/E/



C36 + V15 + C19 + C29

C36/W/ V15/OR/ C19/D/ C29/S/



V04 + C32 + V05 + C19

V04/A/ • C32/H/ V05/EA/ C19/D/



C28 + C16 + V05 + C37 + V02 + C35

C28/S/ C16/P/ V05/E/ • C37/LL/ V02/I/ C35/NG/



C33 + V05 + C26 + V04 + C19

C33/M/ V05/E/ • C26/TH/ V04/O/ C19/D/



C39 + V09 + C34 + V10 + C22

C39+V09/U/ • C34/N/ V10/I_E/ C22/QU/



C16 + V11 + C38 + C28 + C18

C16/P/ V11/A_E/ C38/R/ C28/S/ C18/D/



C28 + V13 + C34 + C19

C28/S/ V13/OU/ C34/N/ C19/D/



C39 + V09 + C34 + V02 + C18 + C28

C39+V09/U/ • C34/N/ V02/I/ C18/T/ C28/S/



C22 + V04 + C33

C22/C/ V04/O_E/ C33/M/



C24 + V15 + C28 + C18

C24/F/ V15/IR/ C28/S/ C18/T/



V06 + C17 + V10 + C28 + V10 + C29

V06/A/ • C17+V10/B/ • C28+V10/C/ C29/s/



C24 + V03 + C37 + V08

C24/F/ V03/O/ • C37/LL/ V08/OW/




Hear With Other Ears

“The essence of reproduction, to feel and re-create that which was felt and imparted by the creator (ie., author, composer, architect, etc.) does not exclude – within natural limitations – the assertion of creative power….

The interpreting artist creates, in a sense, the work ANEW… seizes the vital conception of the art work, blends it with his/her own ego and the views of the period, and thus imbues it with life and effectiveness….

(We can) approach art-productions of earlier times through the medium of OUR OWN spiritual and emotional nature.”

Dr. Hugo Goldschmidt

Die Lehre von der vokalen Ornamentik des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts

[Translation: The teaching of the vocal ornamentation of the 17th and 18th Centuries]

Methods and Practices of Teaching [Pedagogy]

Many educators are taught to teach vowels/consonants and yet most teachers incorrectly think of Letters /b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z/ as consonants and /a, e, i, o, u/ as vowels.

Vowels/consonants are SPEECH SOUNDS, not letters, so words with one individual vowel sound (e.g. a, eye, oh/owe, ah, ow) ought to be represented only with a capital letter “veee” V, not conventionally itemizing individual letters /e/ /y/ /e/ as vcv.

Words with a vowel sound and a consonant sound (e.g. at, if, ought, up, egg, ate, ice, owed, eat, all, our, oil, irk) are correctly Vc.  Conventional pedagogy wrongly represents ought as vvccc /o/ /u/ /g/ /h/ /t/.

WordsAhead says cVc equals consonant-vowel-consonant (e.g. hat, ship, dot, cup, bell, cane, kite, cone, tube, feet, ball, hook, down, boys, girl).  Conventional pedagogy wrongly thinks about letters:

Wrongly cvvc for “book”; correctly cVc

Wrongly cvcv for “tube”; correctly cVc

Wrongly cvccc for “might”; correctly cVc

Wrongly cvvcc for “laugh”; correctly cVc

WordsAhead says ccVc includes two consonant sounds, one vowel sound, then one consonant sound (e.g. plays, smile, croak, stoop, clean, fraught, plowed, spoil, flirt).  Conventional pedagogy wrongly represents fraught as ccvvccc /f/ /r/ /a/ /u/ /g/ /h/ /t/.  It is, therefore, no mystery why learners are fraught with confusion!

Microscopic Perspective

Hear same sounds, see different spellings:

Both words end C23 V12 C37.  Seagull is C23/g/ V12/u/ C37/ll/Google is C23/g/ V12+C37/le/ (spelling is reversed)


Hear same sounds with different V/C functions:

V15 and C38 sound the same.  Girl is C23/g/ V15/ir/ C37/l/; grill is C23/g/ C38/r/ V02/i/ C37/ll/.

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