‘The Book of Letters’ is an exciting new approach to examining the letters of the alphabet used for English, showing the reader that there are ‘sounds’ built into many letters that have been inherent for hundreds of years. There has been a lack of information regarding how to say words from text, and why we say words the way we do. The word example for example, has a sound between the consonants in the second syllable. Where does it come from? How do we say this word the way a native speaker would do?
‘The Book of Letters’ examines this, provides the answers and offers students of the language a method of learning to say them in an understandable way. It is different to any previously published available work in that it uses traditional sound representation combined with a simpler and more understandable system, to show sounds that have hitherto been ignored or at best poorly represented. The novelty here is that it approaches an academic subject, in a light-hearted readable style.
The book covers every aspect of alphabet letters as written for English to include their history, shape, varieties, sounds, uses, and the consequence of joining one letter with another.