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Stan Lieberman
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Winter Park, Florida (next to Orlando)
Favourite genre of music: New Orleans Dixieland Jazz
Favourite style of art: Chiaroscuro
Operating System: Windows 7

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My English Learner's Homophone and Heteronym Dictionary

I tutor English to ESL students. Compared to other languages, English grammar is relatively easy because of comparatively simpler verb conjugations and no gender differentiation. However, spelling and pronunciation is a big problem. So I collected a few thousand homophones and heteronyms and defined them with WordNet synonyms and meanings. I also included IPA symbols as a pronunciation aid. I am not aware of any other similarly configured homophone reference.

Ewes use yews for shade. The price for fare was fair at the county fair. He does not see the does. These examples demonstrate why pronunciation and spelling can be difficult for English learners.

English has many words that sound the same -- or almost the same -- but are spelled differently (homophones). There are also words that sound differently and have different meanings but are spelled the same (heteronyms). Collected here are many of these words along with International Pronunciation Alphabet (IPA) pronunciations, definitions and parts of speech. Section I contains more than 1,100 homophone groups, each having two or more words, for a total of more than 2,400 words. Section II contains over 200 heteronyms. The IPA pronunciations are those most likely heard in everyday American speech. Many synonyms are provided with usage examples. Some words are used more often than others -- some you may never need to use.

Available in four low-cost formats:
1. 6 x 9, 155 pages, Hardcover
2. 6 x 9, 155 pages, Paperback
3. Pocket, 268 pages, Paperback
4. PDF

Please see for purchasing links and to read about WordNet and IPA.



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myntymacy Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
    Welcome to ... :icon2woman2: ... !
TAREK63 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Excellent amazing work , so beautiful & so professional Clap Clap Clap 
stanjan257 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your nice comment and so many faves. :)
TAREK63 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Most welcome :) +fav 
JayDyerLightArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Photographer

You start off with great models and poses, then you do a great job of lighting and not to be content with that you post produce a wonderful effect that transforms ordinary photographic shots into works of art. Great job. 
stanjan257 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Lighting is usually a single studio flash bounced off an 8' ceiling. Post involves 2 or 3 multiply blended layers modified with level and/or curve adjustment layers.
JayDyerLightArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love the effect. If I were still shooting normal photography I'd give it a try.
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Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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