Teenglish from England

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 18 06:44:42 UTC 2009

When you know that when a sound sounds like something else it actually IS the sound it sounds like then you'll understand.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
see truespel.com phonetic spelling

> Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 02:35:03 -0400
> From: mcovarru at PURDUE.EDU
> Subject: Re: Teenglish from England
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: M Covarrubias
> Subject: Re: Teenglish from England
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> On Sep18, 2009, at 2:17 AM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>> Saying that it's a short i but sounds like a long e does not make
>> sense.
> it does if you pay attention to his explanation. you're confusing 2
> things:
> 1. your perception of the sound waves in context
> 2. the vocal articulation of the vowel
> when you know that those two are separate, you'll understand what
> nathan means when he says that it can sound similar to one thing but
> be another.
> this may not convince you, (i'm sure it won't) but we can hope that
> any readers who are interested in learning will trust an educated
> analysis will over your obstinate insistence that linguistics hasn't
> caught up to your instincts.
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