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19th century sound change in Kent: STRUT

The pronunciations of STRUT. Six informants spread over most of the county had the new
[a]-like pronunciation, while two in East Kent still had the older [ʌ]-like pronunciation. 807 more words

What do you know about languages?

When teaching a language or learning a new language, it’s very useful and interesting to know how that language relates to other lanuages. Langfocus is a youtube channel with short documentaries on… 26 more words

Teaching English (ESL)

The "Ask" List

List of words with different pronunciation in the “ah” sound, from director Derek Davidson.

Ask List

The struggle is real

This week’s book chapter reminded me of my experience in China. I recalled how I was treated differently just because of my noticeable accent.

In China, some people tend to have the stereotype that people who come from certain cities, namely Beijing and Shanghai, are more likely to enjoy privileges than people in other parts of the country. 579 more words

Received Pronunciation

Received Pronunciation is most often associated with the higher class and older generations. It is the most formal dialect, and typically non-regional.

Dame Judy Dench… 14 more words