Case CATalyst: Creating An Include File For Parentheticals
Here are some useful shortcuts from the video:
Shift+F4= Opens the insert format symbol option box
F4, F4= Opens the insert format symbol option box
Ctrl+I= Opens the insert a conflict dialog box. [Type: ^ (Space)(Conflict#1)(Space) ^ (Space)(Conflict#2)]
F4,O= Surrounds word with scan stop begin and scan stop end format symbols
Rules Of Grammar: Capitalizing Historical Events
Dictionary Challenge: Brooklyn, New York Street Names
This week, I’m working on adding local street names into my dictionary, in addition to my regular medical d-defines.
Here’s a link for a list of street names in Brooklyn: CLICK HERE FOR LIST.
If you’re not a New Yorker or Brooklynite, you can Google a list of your city’s street names.
Happy dictionary building!
Love, Speed & Accuracy,
Medical Monday: Gastr/o Words, Hepat/o Words, and More
This video is great for becoming familiar with the pronunciations and meanings of medical words and word parts. It is also great for dictionary building.
Here are some briefs from the video:
gastritis= SGRAOITS or GAS/TRAOITS
gastromegaly= GAS/TROE/MEG/LI or GAS/TROE/MEG/L*I or GAS/TROE/MEG/LAOE or SGROE/MEG/LI or SGROE/MEG/L*I or SGROE/MEG/LAOE
gastroma= GAS/TROEM or GAS/TROE/MA or SGROE/MA
gastralgia= GAS/TRAL/JA or GAS/TRAL/JA*
gastrodynia= GAS/TROE/DIN/YA* or SGROE/DIN/YA*
gastroplasty= SGROE/PLAEFT or GAS/TRO//PLAEFT or SGROE/PLAFT/YI or GAS/TRO/PLAFT/YI
hepatitis= HEP/TAOITS or HEP/A/TAOITS
hepatomegaly= HA/PAT/O*E/MEG/LI or HA/PAT/O*E/MEG/L*I or HA/PAT/O*E/MEG/LAOE or HA/PAT/MEG/LI or HA/PAT/MEG/LI* or HA/PAT/MEG/LAOE
hepatoma= HEP/TOE/MA or HEP/A/TOE/MA
gastroscope= SGROE/SKOEP or GAS/TROE/SKOEP
tonsillectomy= TONS/LEK/TOE/M*I or TONS/LEK/TOE/MAOE or TONS/LEK/TO*EM
hyperthermia= HAOIRP/THERM/YA* or HAOI/PER/THERM/YA*
intramuscular= SBRA/MUFRL or SBRA/MUS/KLAR
paranasal= PA/RA/NAIFL of PA/RA/NAZ/A*L
polyuria= POL/YI/AOUR/YA* or POIL/AOUR/YA*
Medical Monday: Medical Q & A Practice (Light/For Beginners)
I find these learn to speak English videos to be great practice. They are especially helpful for students who are new to speed and new to Q & A.
Here’s a video that involves dialog between a doctor and a patient:
Here are some briefs and phrases from the video:
are you= RU
tell me= TL-M
I have= IF
how about= HOUB
do you feel= DOUFL
I understand= INDZ
thank you= THAUNG
Rules Of Grammar: Capitonyms
A capitonym is a word that’s meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, changes when it is capitalized.
Here are some examples:
march= a manner of walking
March= the month of the year
May= the month of the year
Cuban= related to the country Cuba
cuban= related to cubes
Lent= the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter
lent= to lend
Polish= from Poland
polish= to create a shiny suface by rubbing against