An intersection letter is the same as an intersection is to a beginning driver. It strikes fear and panic into their hearts. What we try to do is simplify intersections but making some very easy rules about intersections just like there are rules for real intersections. We approach an intersection letter by with the first you say paradigm. This means that intersection letters are always said in exactly the same order. In the case of ed below this is illustrated. When you come to the letter ed you always
say it like a t first. If this does not sound right then you go to the d sound and fianlly to the ed sound.
First you say t (tuh)
Then you say d (duh)
then you say ed (ehd)
How do you say it?
first you say tuh
first you say tuh then you say duh
first you say tuh then you say duh then you say ed
A LONGER EXPLANATION:
There are basically three sounds you have to know when you look at the letter ed. The only question that comes up is which to say in what order. Like an intersection, the right of way goes to who got there first and then to the person on the right.
In this case the first way to say the letter is like a t or tuh. If that doesn't sound correct then you go to the next way. Which would be like a d or duh and if that doesn't sound right then you go to the next way ed.
this means that any time you see the letter ed first you say it like a t (tuh).
Like the words
If the t doesn't sound right the next way is like a d (duh)
like the words
first say tuh or fant
then if that doesn't sound right then you say duh or fand(uh)
then you say pland(uh)
finally if the first two did not sound correct then you say ed
like the word requested
first you say t
then you say d
then you say ed.
The two-way letters were much easier but they were done the same way.