Beginner's Dictionary of USA English: Truespel Book 3: From the Voice of America Intermediate English Dictionary
This dictionary of USA English is directly taken from the Voice of
America (VOA) "Intermediate Dictionary of English." There
are about 1,500 words in the dictionary. The VOA uses these words
primarily for broadcasting in a simplified English mode. The words
and definitions in this book are exactly as in the VOA version.
However, because there is no pronunciation guide in the VOA
version, a truespel pronunciation guide is provided modeled after
the voicings of English on m-w.com, the Merriam-Webster talking
dictionary. Unique to this dictionary is a reverse guide that lists
phonetic words alphabetically so they can be looked up
phonetically. This solves the problem of silent first letters. A
large volume reverse dictionary will be available as truespel book
2. More info is available at truespel.com.