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Re: tlhn'ks't, ngghlyam'ft, and other scary words

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, February 10, 2003, 21:05
At 23:03 9.2.2003 +0000, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:

>BTW, why is a Swedish book for teachers of Swedish (even as a second >language) getting into Polish phonetics?
Because it is contrastive, i.e. it compares Swedish phonology and phonetics to potential learners' languages, in order to make it possible for the teacher to spot and help sort out pronunciation difficulties. Not that it is much employed in practice, to judge by most former pupils' Swedish pronunciation. / B.Philip Jonsson B^)> -- (delete X!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them. -Dr. Samuel Johnson (1707 - 1784)