Punctips Home Page The English language has been derived from many languages which have never been returned to their source. Through the Middle Ages it had numerous changes due to the fact that people stayed very close to the place where they were born. Hence we have many dialects that grew up in the English countryside together with their own words and sayings. As these people were short in literacy, in both reading and the written word, writing and spelling tended to be phonic. They were lazy in the spoken word, almost a form of spoken shorthand, as an example:
Today we would ask, "May I ask where you are going to?" The question would have been. "Where be to?"
This shorthand speech can still be found in Newfoundland and the Southwest of England. The New England States of America have traces of Elizabethan English and pronunciation of that time. The same can be said of the French spoken in the province of Quebec as being of a strong Breton origin.
This section will give you a cross-section of words that are quite often mispronounced in today's speech http://punctuationtips.com (602 clicks)
Impact Business Network Ltd. Under the leadership of Sandra Birrell and Landon Schmidt, Impact's commitment is building business and project management success with proven IT, PMP, and educational consultants. http://impact-ltd.ca (5101 clicks)
Paul Hann's Web Site Paul Hann is an entertaining children's and folk performer and songwriter. His site gives an overview of his music, reviews, and even some samples of his music. http://paulhann.com (3819 clicks)
Oakcrest Preschool Oakcrest Preschool was established in 1993 and has served the Greater Victoria School District and the municipality of Saanich for 16 years. We are a VIHA-licensed facility that can accommodate 15 children between the ages of 3-5 years.
Our philosophy of learning through play is evident in the various activities offered which stimulate childrenÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s curiosity, inventiveness, problem-solving and communication skills.
Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators are fully certified and bring a wealth of caring and experience to their work.
Parent participation is optional. Parents can be involved in their childÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s preschool education in a variety of ways including driving for field trips, helping out during playtime, attending meetings (every other month) and providing snack on a rotating basis.
Oakcrest Preschool is located in a spacious, bright room on the first floor of the Lutheran Church Of The Cross ELCIC, but the preschool has no church affiliation. http://oakcrestpreschool.org (2676 clicks)
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