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#1 BabyBanana

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 22:39

How do you spell "cordal".. or is that right.

as opposed to contrapundal.. [or is that wrong too ? ]

Thanks anyays. blush.gif laugh.gif
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#2 Cyrilla

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 22:47

Chordal.

Contrapuntal.

Anyway!

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 22:54

QUOTE(Cyrilla @ Sep 11 2008, 11:47 PM) View Post

Chordal.

Contrapuntal.

Anyway!

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Oh mellow.gif . I was way off woth the chordal. Thanks a lot would of embrassed myself tomorrow giving a presentation. happy.gif


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#4 Cyrilla

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 22:58

No probs, glad to be able to help.

Would 'embarrassed', 'with' and 'would have' be helpful, too?

Very best of luck with the presentation! fingersCrossed.gif

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#5 A.U.K

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:12

Cyrilla you kill me laugh.gif Knowing what a stickler you are (and quite rightly so) that peeps use the correct spellings can you help me out as well..I know how irritating it is when I spell something incorrectly.. and would appreciate you or anyone setting me straight.

Ryhthym is that correct...I always have trouble with that..

Accompanist ????

Embouchure or Embochure

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#6 briantrumpet

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:25

QUOTE(A.U.K @ Sep 12 2008, 07:12 AM) View Post

Cyrilla you kill me laugh.gif Knowing what a stickler you are (and quite rightly so) that peeps use the correct spellings can you help me out as well..I know how irritating it is when I spell something incorrectly.. and would appreciate you or anyone setting me straight.

Ryhthym is that correct...I always have trouble with that..

Accompanist ????

Embouchure or Embochure

Ta ever so ducks...

Andrew

Cyrilla's not the only stickler round here....

rhythm - I remember this by saying it in 4/4 - rHy tHm, with the H in the middle of both groups

embouchure - comes from the French for 'mouth' - la bouche

accompanist - correct! (Have you noticed how many people say accompanyist?)
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#7 maggiemay

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:21

here's another ---

Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move

(credit to my school Head of Department for that one )

Have you noticed how many people say accompanyist?

Yes ! biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:27

Wow - people actually asking for spelling corrections! smile.gif

I do hope someone will come on soon and ask for the correct spelling of 'definitely', the mis-spelling of which seems to be one of the more frequent solecisms on these boards.

Off to sharpen some red pencils.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:31

Diarrhoea is the difficult one! Luckily we musicians don't use that too often!

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QUOTE(HelenVJ @ Sep 12 2008, 08:27 AM) View Post

Wow - people actually asking for spelling corrections! smile.gif

I do hope someone will come on soon and ask for the correct spelling of 'definitely', the mis-spelling of which seems to be one of the more frequent solecisms on these boards.

Off to sharpen some red pencils.


He he! I remember a teacher once writing at the end of one of my essays, "Watch your speling! (sic)".

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:37

QUOTE(A.U.K @ Sep 12 2008, 07:12 AM) View Post
Accompanist
I rarely have to write the word, but if I do I always want to put an extra I in - accompianist. Because they play a piano, so there's "pian" in it. A logic-induced misspelling, but incorrect all the same!

Phase instead of faze is the one I find greats graits gr8ts grates most bothersome biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:50

QUOTE(A.U.K @ Sep 12 2008, 07:12 AM) View Post

Cyrilla you kill me laugh.gif Knowing what a stickler you are (and quite rightly so) that peeps use the correct spellings can you help me out as well..I know how irritating it is when I spell something incorrectly.. and would appreciate you or anyone setting me straight.

Ryhthym is that correct...I always have trouble with that..

Accompanist ????

Embouchure or Embochure

Ta ever so ducks...

Andrew
I'm in the sticklers club too. biggrin.gif I would rather be told straight if I've spelt a word wrong, or indeed used incorrect punctuation. That little book by Lynne Truss, 'Eats, shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation', comes to mind. A funny but also informative book it should be mandatory reading for school kids these days, few of whom seem to have any grip on punctuation whatsoever, let alone the use of capital letters or correct spelling............ wacko.gif
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:21

Yes I get qwite uppset wen I sea bad speling. Verbal dyarrear. sad.gif
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#13 Cyrilla

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:51

WOW!

*Feels a new club coming on*

A.U.K., I seem to have been beaten to answering your questions rolleyes.gif !

Bagpuss did start up a 'Spelling Police' thread in the Café a little while ago - very humorous (naturally!) but it was removed without further ado.. sad.gif .

I am DEFINITELY the founder of 'The Sticklers' Club' wink.gif .

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:53

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Sep 12 2008, 09:21 AM) View Post
Yes I get qwite uppset wen I sea bad speling. Verbal dyarrear. sad.gif
Proffetional as opposed to the correct spelling, professional, is one of the words that gets my goat on this forum. Grrrr!

As a youngster I was told to never guess a spelling, let alone just write it down as it sounded and leave it at that! ohmy.gif If I was uncertain I was to ask for help in looking the word up in a dictionary. I guess a problem in school these days is that some of the very young teachers haven't got a clue either - some of them are no more than five or six years older than the children they are teaching.

It reminds me of the computer screen wallpaper I once saw, which mimicked a scrawled note saying: 'i kant tipe so i jus rite on th scren wif kraon.'
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:02

Our machine has a built-in spellcheck and does some very strange things. I find that it changes I into i at the drop of a hat and have to go back over all of my replies to check for this before posting them. If i forget i have lots of editing to do.
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