Spelling tips for Words from Asian Languages:
The following spelling tips come from Merriam-Webster's Spell It!
spelling bee preparation list for Words from Asian Languages. These spelling tips apply specifically to
the Spelling Bee Practice: Words From Asian Languages spelling list
"Most of the words from various Asian languages were introduced
into English by people who spoke English. Therefore, if you aren't familiar with a word and don't know
any rules for spelling words from its language of origin, as a last resort you might try spelling it the
way a speaker of English who is an untrained speller would spell it. In other words, use the letters you
would use if the spelling were completely up to you!"
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"Another approach that is sometimes useful is to spell a borrowed word or part of a borrowed word in
the way that an English word you already know with similar sounds is spelled. This approach would work
for spelling mongoose, for example."
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