Unformatted text preview: approximately 6 million people throughout the world, mostly in Denmark and northern parts of Germany. Non-SOWL language: Basque http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language 3. Most of English’s consonants and consonantal phonemes are fairly common throughout the world, although /ð/ and /ɵ/ are rare. Most languages instead substitute /t/ for /ɵ/ and /z/ for /ð/. This would make pronunciation very difficult for non-english speakers as these two phonemes are very common in everyday language, even in the article “the.”...
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- Spring '08
- International Phonetic Alphabet, Jonathan Mahaffie LING, consonantal phonemes