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.
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