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Thursday June 20, 2013 The May/June issue has an article on writing dialect. Okay as far as it goes.

What it doesn't say: Other people's dialects have sounds you might not hear. If your dialect conflates two sounds which are separate in another dialect, you might not hear the difference between "Don" and "Dawn" or "Erin" and "Aaron." Or between "horse" and "hoarse."

There's evidence that at least some speakers of some English dialects can't tell when Americans end a syllable with "r" and when they don't. Ian Fleming stated that Americans pronounced his name as "Iarn."

And you don't know what your dialect sounds like to people who speak differently.

***Butch Malahide, rec.arts.sf.written:
Yes, a televised moon landing was predicted in one Golden Age story that I know of: Harold M. Sherman, "All Aboard for the Moon" (novel, 55000 words), Amazing Stories, Volume 21, Number 4, April, 1947. Never reprinted as far as I know.

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Write because you have to, want to, and can; because you have a story to tell, & because no one, not even you, is going to stop you again.
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