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Schools are closed tomorrow, so I'm waiting up for Anders. I am doing my online tutoring training, which is horribly boring, so obviously I need to take very frequent breaks. A perfect time for a poll!

[Poll #1794061]

Thanks for taking. :)

Date: 2011-11-11 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
great song you were listening to

Date: 2011-11-13 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I never get tired of singing along to that one. :)

Date: 2011-11-13 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Though of course no one can do better than Joni Mitchell herself at her own song, there's a version of it that Robert Downey Jr. did (on Ally McBeal) that makes me melt- it's so sad).

Date: 2011-11-11 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I checked all personal strengths for you. *fangirls* =p

Date: 2011-11-13 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww - I'd check them all for you too, as I'm sure you know. :)

Date: 2011-11-11 04:55 pm (UTC)
ext_92749: Lina Inverse of The Slayers (Mommy)
From: [identity profile]
"qu" is both a blend and a digraph. Those are separate categories in my mind; one is phonological and the other is orthographical. In other words I would define "bl" and "fr" as digraphs, too. But if that's not the information you're working from, I'm not helping, am I. XD PHONETICALLY SPEAKING, qu is a blend, no question about it, it has two sounds. It could be confusing to teach it to someone that way, though, since you can't really separate those letters and be left with the remaining sound. (e.g., queen -> ueen -> not really a word that's pronounced "ween" except by some stretch of the imagination.)

re: the personal strengths, the ones I didn't check for you are less "ur not like this" and more "I don't know if you possess this quality." Just so you don't go questioning yourself based on a poll. :P

Date: 2011-11-13 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about this! At my summer job, we counted it as a "blend" and I was shocked to see it being taught as a "digraph" in schools here, especially because the curriculum defines it as "two letters making one sound". I'm just curious -what is your definition of a digraph?

No worries on the personal strengths - nobody can have everything! I'm more confused over why everybody is checking me than for themselves - y'all need to give yourself more credit for being awesome. ;)
Edited Date: 2011-11-16 02:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-16 05:32 am (UTC)
ext_92749: Lina Inverse of The Slayers (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you edited this because I totally forgot to respond before. XD I define digraph quite simply as a pair of letters; that's all the Greek name means, anyway. So there's a lot of overlap. Most blends are written as digraphs. (But not all! The ky sound in cute comes to mind.) But why anyone would say qu is not a blend is beyond me.

Date: 2011-11-16 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, when I saw that in a classroom, it took a lot not to stand up and get all WTF over the co-teacher. I will definitely not be confusing my future students like that. >.>


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