[AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request

BHAWANI SHANKAR VERMA bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 21:58:47 EDT 2010


you are right sir, Braille literacy makes a blind students perfect, not only 
in English, but also his own medium. now these days, due to the other 
accessible technology, Braille is becoming second option for reading and 
writing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Srinivasu Chakravarthula" <srinivasu at srinivasu.org>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request


> Reem,
>
> This is why we highly recommend people to use Braille in school and if 
> they
> are not schooled in English medium, at least one needs to have habit of
> reading English books in Braille thus to improve spellings.
>
> As far as I know, if someone who is visually impaired and wants to learn
> spellings, perhaps, Braille would only possible solution.
>
> Folks, correct me, if I am wrong.
>
> Regards,
> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of reem s
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 8:42 PM
> To: accessindia
> Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>
> On 6/21/10, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:
>> I gave the example of the American author's awful article to precisely
>> refute that notion. I am not an English speaker by birth and I have
>> learnt my English in the last 18 years (after I crossed my adolescence,
>> and ironically, after becoming blind). Even today, I don't speak English
>> at home. Well, had I not told you this, would you have recognised
>> yourself by reading my mails? Expressing your ideas clearly goes beyond
>> the confines of language.
>>
>> Subramani
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of BHAWANI
>> SHANKAR VERMA
>> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 6:00 PM
>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>>
>> i am of the experience that a person study in his mother language, more
>> efficiently use English. because he always care about spellings and
>> grammar
>> errors.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 4:55 PM
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>>
>>
>>> The criteria is not if one has studied in English medium or have
>> learnt
>>> English through and through at school. I have seen this in some blogs
>>> and other platforms where the so-called learned folks share
>> information.
>>> Even there, I found plenty of mistakes and very obvious grammatical
>>> errors. I wish I am able to share a few examples, because recently I
>>> read an article written by an "AUTHOR" (and, of all the things, she is
>>> an American) which was full of errors... so much that it was hard to
>>> believe that the person who actually wrote it was an author. Imagine
>>> someone who is making a living out of writing putting out messages
>> like
>>> that?
>>>
>>> The root cause of poorly written mails in my opinion is lack of care.
>>> People do not understand that their writing says something about them
>>> and it definitely has an impact on other people and they have a
>>> responsibility to write in an intelligible, clear way. I list the
>>> following points which people may like to take into account while
>>> writing:
>>>
>>> 1. Avoid SMS language. SMS language has had a negative influence on
>>> people, particularly on youngsters. Believe me, how much ever you try
>>> and simplify your writing in terms of shortening words and using
>>> alphanumeric, writing, as a process, is essentially different from
>>> speaking and you do not have the necessary expertise to use one for
>> the
>>> other. So when writing, whether through a mobile phone or
>>> twitter/facebook, treat it as a writing task.
>>> 2. Read sites like BBC, which uses simple sentences to convey the
>> news.
>>> If you read it for a long time, it has an influence on the way you
>>> write. If you need help in honing your language skills, you can switch
>>> to learning English or other specific sites in BBC, which provide both
>>> audio and text information for practice.
>>> 3. Never send a message without reading it at least once. I am having
>> a
>>> terrible time with the keyboard I am using to type this message (and
>> so
>>> many other things like filing my stories) since it doesn't type A with
>> a
>>> single touch. I have to hit the key several times to get it typed, but
>> I
>>> do it since I don't want my messages to appear bad (still you may find
>> a
>>> word or two with a missing A, but that is after I try my best). Take
>>> pride in the fact that you are amongst the privileged few in this
>>> country to use things like computers and emails to communicate and so
>>> have to show you actually do what it takes to use them.
>>> 4. Your writing is a part of your personality. You wouldn't like to
>>> attend a party wearing an awful dress, dirty and dishevelled. So why
>>> should you write badly and show that you are after all not someone who
>>> people like to meet in person? You indeed raise your stakes
>>> (expectations) higher if you write well. So put in that effort. If you
>>> think you can't, learn.
>>>
>>> Subramani
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of prateek
>>> aggarwal
>>> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:14 PM
>>> To: accessindia
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>>>
>>> Agreed.
>>> I too have observed a few mails with major errors in spellings.
>>> While we are using screen readers, we don't usually read the word
>>> letter by letter, hence our focus does not go to the spelling of a
>>> word.
>>>
>>> Yes, I fully understand that many of you folks haven't got chance of
>>> doing studies in English medium schools, and that's not at all a
>>> problem, neither that is any criteria of judging your capabilities. In
>>> fact, a lot of you folks are scholars and experts in your respective
>>> areas, and I'm proud for that.
>>> Sometimes, incorrect spellings or grammar makes your e-mail
>>> ineffective to an extent that the intended recipient does not notice
>>> it that warmly, hence you remain destitute from the right answer which
>>> you would have got if the spellings were all correct.
>>> Moreover, the fact described by vasu bro about the appearance  of
>>> search results by  search queries  is also one of the major factors.
>>> Considering this, I request all the learned fellows without any
>>> preference of name that please try checking the spelling of the word
>>> you are writing here, it only takes a bit.
>>> In fact, a better approach is to write the e-mail in Microsoft word
>>> first, and run the spelling and grammar check.
>>> Of course, the spelling and grammar check is not the best solution and
>>> it won't point all the mistakes,  neither the suggested things by it
>>> are all perfect, yet you can get an idea and decide what to correct.
>>> An other important thing that I'd like to suggest is to read whatever
>>> you have written with the help of your screen reader.
>>> Many times, your screen reader will pronounce a word in strange way if
>>> its spelling is not correct.
>>> This will let you know that there's some problem with the spelling of
>>> that respective word, which you can correct then.
>>>
>>> I have been thinking to write spellings of some of the most commonly
>>> used words so the chances of collision can be reduced down.
>>>
>>> Based on your suggestions, I may start a series somewhere either here
>>> or on my website about the spellings of some very commonly used words.
>>>
>>> Response awaited.
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> Prateek agarwal.
>>> Skype:
>>> Prateek_agarwal32
>>> Wanna see inside me? My blog is the telescope:
>>> http://www.myfriendprateek.blogspot.com
>>> website:
>>> http://www.prateekagarwal.webs.com
>>>
>>> the best way to accomplish your softwares/websites development needs.
>>> You tell, I'll build.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------- Original message ----------
>>> From: "Srinivasu Chakravarthula" <srinivasu at srinivasu.org>
>>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:12:54 +0530
>>> Subject: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> Off late, there are several emails with lot of spelling and grammar
>>> mistakes. I do understand some of you may not got opportunity to study
>>> in
>>> English medium school and I'm one of them and that would be one of the
>>> possible reasons for spelling mistakes in emails and I don't mistake
>> any
>>> of
>>> you.
>>>
>>> At the same time, please understand that postings of Access India are
>>> archived and easily available for people to come across the content
>>> through
>>> search engines and useful information posted by you would not come up
>> in
>>> the
>>> search engines unless your content matches to the spelling that a
>>> researcher
>>> is looking for. So it would be a biggest disadvantage for us, if our
>>> content
>>> do not have correct spellings and grammar.
>>>
>>> To make your postings better, may I please suggest a couple of things,
>>> although I am aware, this would be a little more additional effort:
>>>
>>> 1.       If you are using Microsoft Outlook / outlook express, be sure
>>> to do
>>> a spell check by pressing F7 (not sure for outlook express)
>>>
>>> 2.       If you compose emails using webmail and use Mozilla Firefox,
>>> most
>>> often it notify you about spelling errors and by using the
>> applications
>>> key,
>>> you can access the suggestions and use the correct spelling.
>>>
>>> 3.       This suggestion would really be an additional effort, but you
>>> can
>>> try; if you are using webmail, may be, draft your email using Word
>>> Processor
>>> and run the spell check, then copy the same and paste to your compose
>>> box in
>>> web mail.
>>>
>>> Hope this would be of help to someone. No offense please.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
>>> Hand phone: +91-990-081-0881
>>> Website:
>>> http://www.srinivasu.org
>>> Yahoo! IM: vasugroupmails Follow me on:
>>> http://www.twitter.com/VasuTweets
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> ifriends, i do not believe that somebody's schooling in english medium
> or regional medium matters concerning his/her spelling errors. with
> regarding a visually impared person, as he/she reads by
> ear(listening), and not by eyes, ; the direct registering of the word
> will not happen. so it is very common to get confused in between 'ie',
> 'ei', 'ee', 's' and 'c' etc. so only a constant, deliberate attempt to
> clear the doubt and get the correct spelling make situation better.
> regards reem.
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