Obama and indefinite articles

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Nov 7 23:20:43 UTC 2008

My impression is that Obama gears his speech style to match his
purpose and audience. I think there are at least two. One seems to
have a preacher-type twang to it such as when he wants to work people
up into a frenzy (Yes, we can), and another lacks the twang and seems
directed more mainstream. I bet his debate voice was yet again


On Nov 7, 2008, at 12:04 PM, Bradley A. Esparza wrote:

> Watching President-elect Obama speak I just heard him say
> "....*a*international....", not 'an'. <ay>
> Bradley A. Esparza

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