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Please help. I'm looking for a chart that would match the Preston Blair phoneme series (http://www.garycmartin.com/mouth_shapes.html) with The Most Commonly Used Words in the English Language (http://www.world-english.org/english500.htm). I'm trying to make a version of the lighted talking pumpkin faces but I just can't seem to get a good match between words and mouth shapes so it looks realistic.

I have started by taking the Preston Blair phoneme series and number the mouth shapes: A and I=01 . E=02 . O=03 . U=04 . C, D, G, K, N, R, S, Th, Y and Z=05 . etc.
Then I have been trying to do is break down each word and number each sound. Example: "Ghost" sounds to me like 'Go' and 'ist'.
So "Ghost" would be two shapes: 03 = long O in Go and 05 = the S and T. But, and you can quote me on this: "good grief Gerdy" is it hard for me to figure out!

If anyone already has a list, or could help me create a list, I would very sincerely appreciate it. I'm just terrible with the English language.
Thanks in advance!
Sparkey
 
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