Misunderstandings are going to happen, and not only involving people who are learning the language. This example could easily be between an Australian and a British speaker.
The /p/ and /b/ sounds cause problems for a lot of learners, who cannot hear or produce the difference between pairs of words like crap and crab.
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In my last class, a South Korean student told me about his weekend visit to Liverpool. He said it wasn’t easy to understand the local way of speaking, and gave the example of the question word What? He demonstrated how this word had been said, with the final ‘t’ replaced with a silence, or glottal stop, so it sounds like wha’? Continue reading “The Sound of Silence”
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PronPack 1-4 are now available on iBooks and Kobo (ePub versions) we Continue reading “PronPack published on iBooks and Kobo!”