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9/12/07 English Vowels- cont’d from 9/10/07 i- key, leave eat achieve e- I- ship, lip, Epsilon- Ae- u-food, poo, new, too ae- aw… like a New Yorker would say park the car upside down e-schwa- uh, the, a round upside down a- Mam-mom o- don’t ya know backwards c- uaw- cuawffee- coffee Sounds and Accents Accents - -sound systems - American English accents mostly vary in terms of vowels - Vowels have a tendency to shift and change more easily than consonants - Each sound in a system exists in relationship to all the other sounds in that system. So, if one sound changes, the other sounds usually do too and this is called a chain-shift. For the purposes of Ling 1000, you need to remember the following: - The basic principles of phonetics and phonology as found on the outline - The symbols for the consonants and vowels of American English - The vocabulary for discussing vowels (high/low, front/back, rounded/non- rounded) but not consonants Pre-American English -Germanic speaking tribes began arriving in Britain around 449 CE – this is the
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