BRL: Braille through Remote Learning

Intro to Braille Course

Session 6 page
Session Objectives

Session Topics
  • Whole-word Contractions
  • Whole-word Initial Letter
  • Whole-word Lower Cell

  • Writing Exercise
  • Reading Exercise

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    BRL Reference Desk
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  • Webster's Dictionary
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  • Session 6: Whole-word Contractions Part II

    In this session, we continue the study of whole-word contractions. As with the whole-word contractions presented in Session 5, many of the whole-word contractions presented here can also do "double-duty" as part-word contractions. In this session, however, only their use as whole-word contractions will be discussed. Their part-word nature will be considered in later sessions.

    For purposes of this course, whole-word contractions have been divided into five categories. In the previous session, we looked at three different categories of whole-word contractions:

    1. Major whole-word contractions: and, the, of, with, for
    2. Single-letter contractions
    3. Whole-word one-cell contractions

    In this session, we'll look at some of the more complex whole-word contractions:

    1. Whole-word lower sign contractions
    2. Initial letter (two-cell) contractions

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