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Re: Foreigner's errors (was: Russian soft/hard 'l' ...)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 3:52
> For English-as-a-whole, no such majority/expected dialect exists, however.
Not as a complete phonology, but there are still distinctions made in all or nearly all dialects. For example, I don't know of any Engish dialects that collapse /l/ and /r/. And there are phonemes, such as /T/ and /D/, that are distinguished by the majority of dialects, and of which the lack of is stigmatized in most areas of the English-speaking world. And there's certainly a world of difference between an obvious foreign accent and simply another accent of English. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42