News tagged with vowels

Study: Word sounds contain clues for language learners

(PhysOrg.com) -- Why do words sound the way they do? For over a century, it has been a central tenet of linguistic theory that there is a completely arbitrary relationship between how a word sounds and what it means.

dateSep 13, 2011 in Other
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Beckhams 'getting posher'

(Phys.org) —David and Victoria Beckham have changed the way they speak to sound less working class, according to a study by University of Manchester linguistics students.

dateApr 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Disappearing vowels 'caught' on tape in US midwest

Try to pronounce the words "caught" and "cot." If you're a New Yorker by birth, the two words will sound as different as their spellings. But if you grew up in California, you probably pronounce them identically.

dateOct 26, 2009 in Other
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