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4 Answered Questions for the topic pronunciation vs spelling

Pronunciation Vs Spelling History Esl/esol

03/30/19

Why is most North American speech rhotic?

Most North American speech is rhotic—why is that? Does it come from the early English settlers or perhaps from the Irish settlers?
Pronunciation Vs Spelling Esl/esol Speech

03/28/19

Contraction "-'dn't" from formal English "would not"?

Can "wouldn't" be reduced to the clitic **-'dn't** when attached to any other pronoun besides *y'all*, such as *she'dn't* or *you'dn't*? (Appearing for example in "*y'all'dn't've*" from formal... more
Pronunciation Vs Spelling Esl/esol Speech

03/27/19

N or AND in pronunciation?

Can I say I like apples n pears?
Pronunciation Vs Spelling English Meaning

03/21/19

What is it called when words are deliberately spelled incorrectly but pronunciation is kept unchanged?

For example, > Night -> Nite > Through -> Thru > The -> Da > Though -> Tho _Nite_ even appears in some dictionaries as having the same meaning as _night_.What is it called... more

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