Oliver T. Spedding
The words that we speak are made up of two types of sounds.
Firstly, there are VOWELS which are sounds that we make with our mouths open. The basic VOWELS are A, E, I, O and U. Variations of these VOWELS make up the other open-mouth sounds.
Secondly, there are the sounds that we make with our mouths more closed. These sounds are called CONSONANTS and they start, interrupt and end the VOWEL sounds. Some CONSONANTS are B, C, D, CH and TH.
We all learn to spell the words that we use when talking to each other but what about the non-speech sounds that we hear and use? This is how I would spell:
Now it's your turn. To get you started, how would you spell these sounds?
THE SOUND THAT A DUCK MAKES
THE SOUND OF A WASHING MACHINE
THE SOUND OF A GARDEN SPRAY
THE SOUND THAT A CAT MAKES
THE SOUND THAT A TURKEY MAKES
THE SOUND OF SOMEONE WALKING IN HIGH HEELS
THE SOUND OF CHURCH BELLS RINGING and
THE SOUND OF A DOG BARKING.
Here are my spellings:
WACK - WACK - WACK - WACK - WACK
SHUNGA - SHUNGA - SHUNGA - SHUNGA - SHUNGA
EEOW - EEOW - EEOW - EEOW - EEOW - EEOW
OGGLE - OGGLE - OGGLE - OGGLE - OGGLE - OGGLE
TAT - TAT - TAT - TAT - TAT - TAT - TAT - TAT - TAT -
DONG - DONG - DONG - DONG - DONG - DONG - DONG
AAR - AAR - ARR - AAR - AAR - AAR - AAR - AAR - AAR
Illustrations by Oliver T. Spedding