INDEX TO BLOGS 001 to 540


People Speaking 39 Name Dropper
#520 Model transcription with intonations.
17/06/16
GB Weakforms (xvii) it, January, just
#519
29/06/2016
No Glory for the Lory
#518 Tone contours for ‘I beg your pardon’.
09/05/2016
People Speaking 38 Film Critics
#517 Model transcription with tone marks.
09/05/2016
GB Weakfms (xvi) I, if, I’ll, I’m, in(to)
#516 On their various weakforms.
03/05/2016
A Peculiar New Pronunciation Dictionary
#515 On CUBE, a new online dictionary.
26/04/2016
People Speaking 37 Discord
#514 Model transcription with tone marks.
18/04/2016
Early Spelling Reform
#513 Alexander J Ellis’s interest in it.
16/04/2016
KEYWORDS for English
#512 OED lexical sets & word frequencies
25/03/2016
#511 On ‘hundred’ in its weakforms.
01/03/2016
People Speaking 36 Discussed
#510 Discussion of model transcription.
09/03/2016
People Speaking 36 Eating Choices
#509 Model transcription with tone marks.
15/02/2016
GB Weakforms (xiv) him
#508 Examples of variants.
11/02/2016
People Speaking 35 Pronunciation Matters
#507 Model transcription with tone marks.
27/01/2016
OED Gets Great New Features
#506 Word frequencies & Audio newly added.
19/12/2015
Intonational Considerations
#505 Intonation of a particular sentence.
24/09/2015
Some Words with Changing Stresses
#504 Stresses of contribute, controversy, kilometer.
23/08/2015
People Speaking 48 A Trifling Detail of Orthography
#503 Model transcription with tone marks.
07/08/2015
Variant Word Forms
#502 Smoothing, reduction & compression.
28/07/2015
People Speaking 34: Journalists under Fire
#501Model transcription with tone marks.
11/07/2015
English Phonetics from Spain (ii)
#500 More items reviewed in brief.
07/07/2015
English Phonetics from Spain (i)
#499 On English Phonetics ed. R. Monroy.
26/06/2015
People Speaking 33 Take-Off of Pilot
#498 Model transcription with tone marks.
16/06/2015
GB not come by in England
#497 ‘RP’ Speakers in Scotland, Wales & Ireland.
25/05/2015
Mooching and Mi(t)ching
#496 On the words 'mooch' and 'mi(t)ch'
02/05/2015
People Speaking 32 Suburban Supershopping
#495 Model transcription with tone marks.
24/03/2015
SOUNDS INTERESTING
#494 Review of extracts from J C Wells’s blog.
19/03/2015
People Speaking 31 Weathermen
#493 Model transcription with tone marks.
20/01/2015
The Roach Heresy
#492 A departure from phonemic transcription.
04/12/2014
Foreign Place Names (ii)
#491 Brno, Trnovo, Jerez, Cadiz, Vladivostok etc.
11/11/2014
SSB versus GB
#490 Two successors to the term ‘RP’ compared.
15/10/2014
PS 30 Pussy Car
#489 Model transcription with tone marks.
14/10/2014
English Accents
#488 R-keeping/dropping, ash-keeping, h-dropping.
10/10/2014
The Walsh Stratagem
#487 Crafty creation of the happy vowel [i].
25/09/2014
Foreign Place-Names (i)
#486 Bombay/Mumbai, Madras/Chennai etc.
11/09/2014
People Speaking 29 Insomniac
#485 Model transcription with tone marks.
08/09/2014
Northern-Irish Place-Names
#484 Antrim, Ardoyne, Cromlech, Stormont etc
20/08/2014
Clear Communication
#483 An extremely ‘wacky’ blog.
13/08/2014
Prime Minister versus King
#482 EFL item from drama House of Cards.
05/08/2014
People Speaking 28 Argument about Accents
#481 Model transcription with tone marks.
30/07/2014
From KIT to Schwa
#480 Weakening of non-word-final /ɪ/ to /ə/.
19/07/2014
Perceptions of Pitches
#479 Interpreting pitch traces of speech.
13/07/2014
Consonant Degeminations
#478 How we say eg ‘Prime Inister’etc.
02/07/2014
A Bucketful of Phonemes
#477 Fun Hyacinth Bucket. Dodgy transcriptions.
28/06/2014
Hullo!
#476 Deciding between /hᴧlləʊ/ and /hᴧləʊ/.
23/06/2014
People Speaking 27 Beginning of Term
#475 Model transcription with tone marks.
16/06/2014
Beverley Collins 1938-2014
#474 Obituary on a fine phonetician.
11/06/2014
Welsh Place-Names
#473 Strange spellings & pronunciations.
04/06/2014
Scottish Place-Names concluded
#472 Lerwick, Lossiemouth, Peterhead etc.
30/05/2014
People Speaking  26 The Holy Oral Method
#471 Model transcription with tone marks.
28/05/2014
Intonational Ambiguities
#470 Slightly disquieting tag questions.
22/05/2014
Scottish Place Names
#469 Auchinlek, Ballantrae, Culloden, Sauchiehall etc.
06/05/2014
Ash and Bush Keepers
#468 Accents with /a / in bath and /ʊ/ in cup.
04/05/2014
20th Century English Phonetics (ii)
#467 This monumental set of reprints again.
29/04/2014
GB Weakforms (xiii) He
#466 On its variant with dropped aitch.
25/04/2014
People Speaking 25 - BBC English
#465 Model transcription with tone marks.
23/04/2014
20th Century English Phonetics (i)
#464 Afzelius’s 1909 EPD precursor.
21/04/2014
Intonation/Accentuation Points
#463 On intonations of questions and ans·ers.
18/04/2014
Festschrift for Professor Hyun Bok Lee
#462 Tributes to the great Korean phonetician.
01/03/2014
Alan Cruttenden’s Gimson 8th Edition
#461 An innovative revision and enlargement.
13/08/2013
People Speaking 24  Hangover Lodge
#460 Model transcription with tone marks.
06/08/2013
The last vowel of Elizabeth
#459 Reader asks is it KIT or Schwa in England.
29/07/2013
Dictionaries: A very short introduction
#458 Lively Lynda Mugglestone book.
#457 Welcome EP Tips.
Jn Maidment’s useful materials for EFL learners.
28/06/2013
GB Weakforms (xii).
#456 Of going, gonna, good, goodbye, got, have.
26/06/2013
The GB ‘goat’ and ‘bolt’ Vowels.
#455 On their recent varying values.
19/06/2013
Charting Vowels.
#454 Geoff Lindsey challenges current ideas on GB.
13/06/2013
On Fall-Rise Tones.
#453 On these English tones’ representations etc.
10/06/2013
On Beijing & the like.
#452 ‘Correct’ versus ‘normal’ pronunciations.
07/06/2013
Another Idiosyncratic Pronunciation.
#451 Shd Boleyn sound diff·rent from Berlin?
27/05/2013
People Speaking 19 The Rigours of the English Summer.
#450 Model transcription with tone marks.
10/05/2013
Derby and Similar Words.
#449 GA Clerk,Berkley etc ≠ GB except sergeant.
01/05/2013
GB Weakforms (xi).
#448 Of anybody, anyone etc, certainly, clothes etc.
27/04/2013
John Baldwin.
#447 A pioneer of forensic phonetics.
25/04/2013
A Comprehensive New Edition.
#446 Reviews leading book on EFL undergrad phonetics.
23/04/2013
The Wells Standard Lexical Vowel Sets.
#445 Scheme of English vowels keywords that went viral.
23/04/2013
A Text-to-Speech Facility.
#444 Messages understood despite mis-accentuations.
14/04/2013
A Notorious Estimate.
#443 Dodgy claim only 3% of UK speakers use ‘RP’!
10/04/2013
IPA Transcription 1900.
#442 Sweet symbols copied by Daniel Jones.
26/03/2013
GB Weakforms (x).
#441 On area, being, been, before, between,borrowing, but.
20/03/2013
Dogs must be carried.
#440 Potentially comic ambiguous prosodies.
18/03/2013
People Speaking 23 A Brief Conversation.
#439 A fragmentary conversational exchange.
11/03/2013
Accent Shift.
#438 Alternating more & less prominent syllables.
21/02/2013
The GB air/square phoneme.
#437 The frequency of GB /ɛː/ versus /ɛə/.
GB Weakforms (ix).
#436 On those of am, an, and, any, are & as.
11/02/2013
Minimally Different Words.
#435 Jn Higgins’s ‘light-hearted tour of minimal pairs’.
03/02/2013
Accenting of a Compound Word.
#434 The stressing of words like ‘forest fire’.
27/01/2013
John L. M. Trim.
#433 Phonetician guider of Europe’s Language Policy.
09/01/2013
Comparison of Transcriptions.
#432 The speech of a one time BBCtv news presenter.
24/12/2012
GB Weakforms (viii).
#431 Reductions like /ɪ`zakli/of exactly.
11/12/2012
The GB ‘goat’ vowel before co-syllabic /l/.
#430 Is[ɒʊ] in goal, as claimed, 'unlocalisable'?
01/12/2012
Another Hardy Poem.
#429 Contains Latin quoted as in the oldest tradition.
23/11/2012
Super strongforms &‘actually’ etc.
#428 On various forms of absolutely and wholly etc.
10/11/2012
The Higgins Boast.
#427 Shaw's wild exaggeration of phoneticians’ powers.
28/10/2012
A Poem by Thomas Hardy.
#426 With his impressions of accents of the British Isles.
27/10/2012
GB Weakforms (vii).
#425 bedroom, can, come, could, couldn’t.
19/10/2012
‘Received’ Pronunciation re-traversed.
#424 On terms suggested as replacements for ‘RP’.
04/10/2012
R Dropping (ii).
#423 In f·ustration, p·escription, p·ogramme, sec·etary etc.
24/09/2012
GB Weakforms (vi) ‘by’ etc.
#422 by, bye, bye-bye.
22/09/2012
#421 Clear Speech in the USA.
Int·resting American EFL pronunciation teaching.
17/09/2012
GB Weakforms (v) BECAUSE.
#420 The variants of a high-incidence word.
08/09/2012
Baneful Boxes.
#419 CEPD18 receives dumbing down inserts.
07/09/2012
GB Weakforms (iv).
# 418 On able, almost, always, anybody & anyway.
29/08/2012
A Fry-Hockney Dialog.
#417 Famous painter transcribed talking with actor.
21/08/2012
A Gold Medal Transcription.
#416 Transcription selfie by bloggist Alex Rotatori.
15/08/2012
GB Weakforms (iii).
#415 Henry Sweet & Daniel Jones on weakforms.
09/08/2012
IPA versus Respelling.
#414 IPA symbols vs adapted traditional spellings.
30/07/2012
Long and Short Vowels.
#413 Can English vowels be termed long or short?
23/07/2012
Triphthongs and the EFL User.
#412 The English so-called ‘triphthongs’.
17/07/2012
Advanced Reading/Transcription.
#411 Realistic dialog by Iris Murdoch.
14/07/2012
GB Weakforms (ii) Strest Schwas &c.
#410 Examples from tv dramas etc.
13/07/2012
Specimen of English with Intonation.
#409 Better text than the traditional IPA specimen.
12/07/2012
A Statue of Venus.
#408 On callipygous & its pronunciations.
09/07/2012
A Specimen of British English.
#407 The IPA language specimen text again.
25/06/2012
Smoothing & Compression.
#406 On the history of the terms.
18/06/2012
A Transcription from Alex.
#405 EFL-teaching-specimen blog discussed.
24/05/2012
Adumbration of Gradation.
#404 Early history of English weakforms.
19/05/2012
GB Weakforms (i) ‘and’.
#403 The most frequent English word of all.
16/05/2012
New Dialog for Reading Aloud.
#402 For use by advanced EFL students.
14/05/2012
Function-Word and other Weakforms.
#401 able, it’s, new, sort-of & they’re.
09/05/2012
Defining the Term Weakform.
#400 A relatively neglected subject.
03/05/2012
Weakform not WEAK FORM.
#399 The meaning of the term.
30/04/2012
Advanced Reading Aloud.
#398 On specially idiomatic prosodies.
23/04/2012
Other Overlookt Weakforms.
#397 Neglected forms of were, nearly & only.
20/04/2012
Weakforms' Existence Questioned.
#396 Are there weakforms of couldnt & shouldnt?
18/04/2012
Faded Forms of 'PRICE'.
#395 Time & tide spoken like ‘tame’ & ‘tade’.
16/04/2012
Comments on a Transcription.
#394 New transcriptional selfie byAlex Rotatori. 11/04/2012
Some New Pronunciations.
#393 How -arily converted from /-erəli/ to /-arəli/.
08/04/2012
The Air/Square Diphthong.
#392 Has it been superseded by /ɛː/ in GB?
03/04/2012
A Sample of Spontaneous GB
#391 BBC Radio 3 presenter Patricia Hughes.
26/03/2012
Geoff Lindsey's Great Quiz
#390 Ear-Training Quiz for EFL.
23/03/2012
A Patricia(n) Accent
#389 Patricia Hughes’s pronunciation again.
21/03/2012
GB Phoneme Frequencies
#388 19/03/2012
Two different estimates of GB occurrences.
The Unique Word 'threepence'
#387 The word with the most varied vowel.
24/02/2012
Understanding Phonetics
#386 Excellent new university-introductory-level book.
22/01/2012
R Dropping (i)
#385 /r/ lost in program, infrastructure, prescription etc.
20/01/2012
Polyphons
#384A word with many pronunciations: transitionally.
10/01/2012
Rants on Odd Pronunciations
#383 Idiosyncratic gaffes by famous speakers.
08/01/2012
Spelling Pronunciations (ii)
#382 A term unknown before the 20th century.
06/01/2012
Big Deal
#381 On the phonetic conveying of sarcasm.
03/01/2012
An Accentuation Exercise
#380 Jn Maidment’s question ‘Where’s the tonic?
02/01/2012
Spelling Pronunciations (i)
#379 Referred to unsuitably snobbishly.
22/12/2011
EFL Pronunciation Symbols (iii)
#378 GB & GA symbols in dictionaries yet again.
21/12/2011
EFL Pronunciation Symbols (ii)
#377 GB & GA symbols in dictionaries again.
16/12/2011
EFL Pronunciation Symbols (i)
#376 GB & GA symbols in dictionaries etc.
05/12/2011
Innovative Pronunciations (ii)
#375 Pronunciation of provenance if arty Frenchified.
03/12/2011
Innovative Pronunciations (i)
#374 Pronunciations of innovative including in`novative.
29/11/2011
Looking Speakers in the Face
#373 A useful device. Homophenes.Solutions to 372.
24/11/2011
Anomalous Tonic Assignments
#372 Idiomatic accentuations eg get on like house on fire.
15/11/2011
Another Advanced Transcription
#371 David Deterding's Boy who cried “Wolf”.
13/11/2011
Spellings in these blogs
#370 How I use unorthodox spellings.
12/11/2011
Advanced Transcription
#369 Better version of ‘The North Wind and the Sun’.
11/11/2011
The Pronunciation of GOVERNMENT
#368 Diff·rent lexicographers’opinions.
09/11/2011
OAAD Transcriptions
#367 Advanced Learner's Dictionary $ style.
28/10/2011
A New Edition of EPD
#366 Notable new GA editor and some novelties.
26/10/2011
Intonation of Contradictions
#365 Falls may sound crushing. Not so rises.
12/09/2011
Systems for Transcription of GB
#364 Interesting but marred by misprints.
09/09/2011
Flogging the dead horse of "RP"
#363 Originally ineptly titled ‘RP’ attacked.
06/09/2011
Fantasy Vocal Physiology
#362 Brains Trust guy nutty on voice production.
29/08/2011
GB for Latin America
#361 South American suggests we teach Cockney.
28/08/2011
'RP' Dead but won't lie down?
#360 The Radio 4 program on ‘RP again’.
21/08/2011
SID Reinvigorated
#359 Jn Maidment's Speech Internet Dictionary revised.
19/08/2011
The Guessing of Stressing
#358 Some GA/GB contrasts in word stressings etc.
12/08/2011
RP RIP?
#357 BBC Radio 4 farrago of trivialities on 'RP' .
28/07/2011
Disputable pronunciations
#356 Non-agreed pronunciations of many kinds.
25/07/2011
Less Common Assimilations (ii)
#355 More examples including /`ӕpsəluːt / absolute.
21/07/2011
Less Common Assimilations (i)
#354 A type not quite unique to Yorkshire.
12/07/2011
Comparative Intonations
#353 Performances of readings discussed.
06/07/2011
GB Phonetics for Spanish-Speakers
#352 New edition of Brian Mott’s fine textbook.
05/07/2011
Phonetics Teacher’s Confessions (i)
#351 Some bio data on your bloggist
28/06/2011
M or N - New Perceptual Puzzle
#350 Optimism on audiblity of speech sounds
21/06/2011
ACCEPT — a changed pronunciation
#349 Almost never now as /əksept/.
14/06/2011
Reductions of GOING TO
#348 We see ‘gonna’ but what about /ɡənu/?
07/06/2011
Curious Pronunciations
#347 Centring diphthongs monophthongised.
01/06/2011
Phonetic Symbol Names
#346 E.g. ash, eng, esh, ess, eth, ezh, wedge, wynn, yod.
30/05/2011
More on Elisions of Ell
#345 alright, bugger, colonel, fault, goalless, really.
27/05/2011
Elisions and Insertions of Ells
#344 alms, calm, half, salmon, walk, would, vulnerable.
21/05/2011
The GB Diphthongs /ɪə/ etc agen
#343 E.g. here as [hɪː] gourd as [ɡʊːd].
16/05/2011
Ticklish Words (vii) ATTITUDE
#342 attitude, Tuesday & tune ± /j/ or /ʧ/.
12/05/2011
A Festschrift for John Wells
#341 By the English Phonetics Society of Japan.
20/04/2011
Ticklish Words (vi) SCHEDULE
#340 US & UK Variations
10/04/2011
Ticklish Words (v) SCONE
#339 With LOT or GOAT?
08/04/2011
The Affirmative AYE
#338 A lost GB distinction.
04/04/2011
Ticklish Words (iv) NEITHER
#337 Two-way vowel choice.
30/03/2011
Ticklish Words (iii) HARASS
#336 How GB came to change it.
22/03/2011
AITCH Dropping and Restoring
To h or not to h.
#335
14/03/2011
Ticklish Words (ii) GARAGE
#334 Like fuselage or carriage.
11/03/2011
Ticklish Words (i) applicable etc
#333 Tales of tottering stresses.
07/03/2011
GB Phoneme Symbols
#332 Changed preferences of representation.
13/02/2011
An Auditory Perceptual Puzzle
#331 How did David Attenborough say lemur?
08/02/2011
Catching Spoken Words
#330 Thank heavens for subtitles.
02/02/2011
Re-Occurring Content Words
#329 GB avoidance of accenting them.
31/01/2011
Demarcation Revisited
#328 The GB/non GB borderline.
25/01/2011
Evolving English concluded
#327 Final comment on the British Lib·ry event
23/01/2011
More on Evolving English
#326 Misconceptions re BBC policies.
12/01/2011
The Name Nancy STORACE
Not rhymed with Horace in her day.
#325
06/01/2011
Evolving English Pronunciation
#324 A British Library Exhibition
29/12/2010
More on the Queen's Speech
#323 Versions of always, only, Jesus, required etc.
27/12/2010
An Obsolescent Pronunciation
#322The Queen saying often just like orphan.
24/12/2010
Words Like LAUNCH
#321 Haunt, jaundice & laundry etc.
19/12/2010
OED3 Phonetics
#320 Symbols in the current fashion.
13/12/2010
The New-Look OED
#319 Great improovments but various infelicities.
02/12/2010
Remembering PHILIP LARKIN
#318 Transcriptions etc of his readings of two of his poems.
30/11/2010
Defining and Delimiting an Accent
#317 On criteria for specifying an accent.
28/11/2010
Questions on Vowel Diagrams
#316 What exactly they represent.
19/11/2010
Some Deep South Usages
On phonetic features of dialog in a new novel.

#315
14/11/2010
Pronunciations of Aung San Suu Kyi
#314 Numerous variations in how it's to be heard.
10/11/2010
Questions about Accenting
#313 Some acute enquiries ans·ered
08/11/2010
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’s speech
#312 Detailed comments on his usages.
26/10/2010
A New Word on Me
#311 The word was ‘non-refoulement’.
25/10/2010
Pronunciation Lexicography
#310 Discusses treatment of loanwords.
20/10/2010
Accents in HAPPENINGS
#309 Stress placements in eg ‘The kettle’s boiling’.
19/10/2010
An Idiosyncratic Pronunciation
#308 Problems we have with certain types of words.
12/10/2010
English Transcription Editor
#307 Automatic phonetic transcription of texts not perfect.
07/10/2010
#306 Prosodic Problems for EEL
Difficulties of EFL users with certain types of sentence.
30/09/2010
Less noted Assimilations
#305 Examples of ones that are offen found surprising.
28/09/2010
Free Spelling
#304 English spelling reformers’ headaches.
25/09/2010
Questions on Commands
#303 Tentative ans·ers to some tricky questions.
24/09/2010
Rational Spellings
#302 English spelling matters
23/09/2010 The strangling of reform by traditionalism.
The GB Pronunciation of ONE
#301 Rhyming ‘one’ with ‘gone’ is a regionalism.
22/09/2010
The Pronunciation of the word ROOM
#300 GB now most usually rhymes with ‘doom’.
21/09/2010
More Phantom Wyns
#299 The /w/ that at times we seem to hear in ‘co-operate’.
20/09/2010
That'll teach you
#298 A peculiar apparently opposite meaning.
18/09/2010
The Institutional Term RP
#297 By Daniel Jones it became clearly institutionalised.
17/09/2010
Some Phantom Wyns and Yods
#296 Does ‘heroine’ contain a /w/? Or ‘piano’ a /j/?
07/09/2010
EFL Phonetics at Singapore
#295 Ten-year-olds learn phonetic transcription there!
05/09/2010
Barbados
#294 Puzzling final syllable. Plural or not?
05/08/2010
Transcription Exercise Solutions
#293 With a lot of surprises for most students.
04/08/2010
Bits of Linguistic Jokery
#292 Authorship puns and Knock-Knocks
03/08/2010
A New Transcription Exercise
#291 This is def·n·tly for advanced students.
01/08/2010
The Pronunciation of 'ENGLISH'
#290 How it comes to not be spelt ‘Inglish’.
31/07/2010
An Unremarked Elision
#289 About various ‘ghost’ [sic]
27/07/2010
Accentual Idioms
#288 Warning of info left out of online dictionary versions.
16/07/2010
Falling plus Rising Tones
#287 Examples of uses of Fall-Rise tones.
10/07/2010
What say you?
#286 The meanings of expressions like‘Will you be quiet?’
09/07/2010
Absent thee fr·m Rhoticity a While
#285 On senses of the word ‘rhotic’.
08/07/2010
The Spelling th
#284 Tendencies to make it /θ/ not /ð/.
06/07/2010
Once Dubitable Items
#283 On seeing a tv subtitle /ɪn`djuːpɪtəbli/.
28/06/2010
Voiceless to Voiced PreAssimilations
#282 So many words’ve turned their /s/ into a /z/.
27/06/2010
Northernisms of Sorts
#281 On some examples of North-of-England usages.
25/06/2010
A Question on Stress Patterns
#280 On the accenting of expressions like ‘one day’.
16/06/2010
A Question on English Intonation
#279 The diff·rence between 'That’s ˏright & ˌThat’s ˎright.
12/06/2010
Hist·ries of Some Contractions
#278 Dictionaries omit some very common pronunciations.
09/06/2010
Alleged Mouth Mayhem
#277 No wonder we get names with bad spellings ‘wrong’.
31/05/2010
The Pronunciation of Spouses
#276 Is the final <s> in spouse zed or ess?
29/05/2010
Words spelt MERCHANDISE etc
#275 Another ans·er too complex to give in short.
26/05/2010
Replacing an Outdated Term
#274 The decline of the term 'RP'.
22/05/2010
Memories of Language
#273 Do we remember rhythms better than sound qualities?
20/05/2010
Inogolo on Spoken Names
#272 Searchable data on names less than comprehensive.
17/05/2010
Linking and Intrusive r's
#271 Biased term 'intrusive' r deplored.
10/05/2010
Diphthongs in Dictionaries
#270 Vowel sequences variably diphthongs and not so.
09/05/2010
British Vowels Acoustic Data
#269 Phonetic and phonological variation in the Britain.
04/05/2010
Rounding of the NURSE vowel
#268 A notable development in the English of South Wales.
02/05/2010
Unusual Initial Consonants
#267 Shakespearian ’slight must be /zlaɪt/ etc.
27/04/2010
IPA Postwar Specimens
#266 Reduced numbers of language samples.
26/04/2010
Some Topical Pronunciations
#265 Eyjafjallajökull, mephedrone and politician-speak.
25/04/2010
IPA Specimens tween the Wars
#264 Afrikaans to Zulu miscellany.
21/04/2010
Pre-fortis Whatsitsnames
#263 Shortened vowels before sharp consonants.
19/04/2010
Specimens Agen
#262 The IPA's poor choice of a spoken prose passage.
16/04/2010
More on Specimens
#261 More choices for other purposes.
13/04/2010
Not Really a Mis-Hearing
#260 /`aʊə soʊlz/ smoothed to /`ɑːsoʊlz/ redolent of indelicacy.
11/04/2010
IPA Specimens
#259 Sweet's 1877 choice of Aesop fable still in used by IPA.
 05/04/2010
Beniowski (ii)
#258 An independent observer between Walker and Sweet.
31/03/2010
Major Beniowski (i)
#257 Polish resident before 1845 on educated London speech.
27/03/2010
H C Wyld and Daniel Jones
#256 Sweet’s great pupil respected by Jones.
23/03/2010
More on Restaurant
#255 What recordings show.
21/03/2010
Pronunciations of RESTAURANT
#254 What transcriptions dictionaries give.
15/03/2010
Certainly no chicken
#253 Choices of pitch values for the climactic word.
12/03/2010
Pronunciation for Opera Singers
#252 Advice to teachers of opera & lieder singers.
16/02/2010 opera
Death Reports Exaggerated (iii)
#251 A list of 200 words current with the /ʊə/ diphthong.
13/02/2010
Death Reports Exaggerated (ii)
#250 Problems of dating changes.
12/02/2010
Death Reports Exaggerated (i)
#249 The diphthong [ɪə] is tending to be replaced by [ɪː].
08/02/2010
A Notational Heresy
#248 A change of notation for the price diphthong deplored.
25/01/2010
How do you say it?
#247 Tim Bowyer’s useful talking dictionary Howjsay.
18/01/2010
Pronunciations by ANTONIA FRASER
#246 Traditional and modern GB items by Lady Fraser.
13/01/2010
A Decade of OED3 Pronunciations
#245 A mixed welcome to new OED entries.
11/01/2010
Elision of Yod (ii) r
#244 reunion, prev·ously, invar·ably, ser·ously, areas etc.
07/01/2010
Elision of Yod (i)
#243 Eg carriage, marriage, foliage, parliament, hurrying.
06/01/2010
Irrational Spellings of Names
#242 Ones like Althorp now accepted to be sed as spelt.
25/12/2009
Current Wyn Dropping
#241Eg no-one, mademoiselle, towards, innards etc.
23/12/2009
Historical Wyn Dropping
#240 Eg lord, answer, wrap, wrong, Norwich, Warwick etc.
16/12/2009
Syllabic Plosives a Yes-Yes
#239 Various examples offered.
14/12/2009
A Reply re Certain Contractions
#238 Examples of spontaneous speech are difficult to find.
11/12/2009
Elisions? Lor'!
#237 Numerous examples of elided consonants offered.
06/12/2009
Apostrophes and Contractions
#236 Their use displays much irregularity.
04/12/2009
The Prons of CINEMA & CHICKEN
#235 In GB /`sɪnəmɑ/ is uncommon & /`ʧɪkən/ even more so.
02/12/2009
Eva Sivertsen 1922 - 2009
#234 One of Norway’s most distinguished linguisticians.
01/12/2009
Authors' Use of Contracted Spellings
#233 She uses too many that’re uncontracted.
29/11/2009
The Sound and Spelling of 'IRON'
#232 Grapho-phonemic discrepancy due to metathesis.
22/11/2009
Certain American Pronunciations
#231 Especially Californian /i/ for /ɪ/ in -ing.
19/11/2009
Syllabic etc l's & Anaptyctic schwas
#230 Versions apparently perceived as more correct.
18/11/2009
The Pronunciation of Enhance
#229 Many of us have in effect kept an older ash vowel.
16/11/2009
Times Spelling Bee Pronunciations
#228 Entertaining ingenious spelling games.
12/11/2009
STANLEY ELLIS 1926 - 2009
#227 A British phonetician more widely known than any.
08/11/2009
Pronunciations of Spouse & SPOUSES
#226 Apparently relatively recently changed pronunciation.
10/10/2009
The Future of English Spelling (ii)
#225 Computer spelling checkers make reform less likely.
09/10/2009
The Future of English Spelling (i)
#224 Wholesale reform wd produce chaos.
09/10/2009
More Accentual Puzzlements
#223 Accenting contrasts overrides usual stressings.
08/10/2009
Idiosyncrasy or Tongue Slip?
#222 Dont count any pronunciation on·y he·rd once.
07/10/2009
Accentual Puzzlement
# 221 Rule on not re-accenting repeated words broken. 06/10/2009
IDA CAROLINE WARD
# 220 DJ's colleague’s fine contribution to phonetics.
05/10/2009
Intonation of We had a marv·lous time.
#219 Can be accented on marv·lous or time.
04/10/2009
Intonation of Dont walk on the grass
#218 Various prosodies possible.
01/10/2009
WRONG one or wrong ONE?
#217 Can accenting such a ‘one’ constitute an idiom?
27/09/2009
SCEP 2009 Transcription (iii) Model
#216 /ɪnˈterəˈgeɪʃn ɪn ˎwᴧndəlӕnd/
18/09/2009
Arthur LLOYD JAMES
#215 Outstanding phonetician with very sad end.
17/09/2009
He IS a dark horse
#214 Rather idiomatic expression.
15/09/2009
SCEP 2009 Transcription (iii)
#213 Inˈterroˈgation in ˎWonderland
14/09/2009
Melodic Mistakes in EFL Speech
#212 John Maidment on EFL intonations.
12/09/2009
Pronouncing the Definite Article
#211 Was it /ðɜː/ pronunciation?
12/09/2009
SCEP2009 Transcription (ii) Model
#210 NB A wet blanket is a 'dispiriting' person.
11/09/2009
C T ONIONS and OED Phonetics
#209 Much admired OED editor..
10/09/2009
SCEP 2009 Transcription (ii)
#208 Wet Travelling Rug/Blanket
04/09/2009
SCEP 09 Transcription (i)
#207 Model version.
31/08/2009
SCEP 2009 Transcription (i)
#206 The New Motorcar
28/08/2009
J. A. Afzelius & Daniel Jones
#205 DJ not very thrilled by his dictionary.
07/08/2009
Another Exercise - Model
#204 A transcription supplied by a reader.
06/08/2009
Another Exercise etc
#203 A ˈQuestion of ˎTemperature
05/08/2009
Transcription Exercise Model
#202 Will the pun on 'subordinate clause' be noticed?
04/08/2009
A Transcription Exercise
#201About a kitten called Clawry-Paws.
26/07/2009
Swine-flu, Algorithm & Dives
#200 Oddly not pig-flu, algorism or (Mr) Rich.
07/07/2009
Swift Linguistic Changes
#199 How soon one English expression displaces another.
28/06/2009
Compound or Phrase?
#198 Chaos whether word combinations are one or another.
25/06/2009
Orthoepic Jibery
#197 Cautions against unjustified criticisms of speakers.
17/06/2009
Which Tone?
#196 Reader tripped up by need for obsolete prosody.
16/06/2009
Mousavi and the like
#195 English cavalier treatment of forren wurds stresses.
14/06/2009
Alexander John Ellis
#194 The great ‘pioneer of scientific phonetics in England’.
13/06/2009
Flapped /r/
#193 Flapped r's were ‘[veɾi]’ usual in early 20th century GB.
12/06/2009
To Stress or Not to Stress
#192 Good question. Simple ans·er: Stress not essential
09/06/2009
Accented or Not Accented?
#191 In “`I’ll do ˏthat” the “I’ll” has ‘animation’ stress.
06/06/2009
TIANANMEN & GOVERNMENT
#190 Two words with an internal /n/ normally omitted.
03/06/2009
How Important is Intonation?
#189 Le·rners may worry too much about pitch patterns.
26/05/2009
Euphonic Pronunciations
#188 The various ways people change undignified names.22/05/2009
Accents and a French loanword
#187 Apache mispronounced & a ‘too good’ French accent.
21/05/2009
Provenance of the Happy Vowel
#186 Not satisfactorily described by Wells and Trudgill.
14/05/2009
Accentuation of Polysyllables
#185 Tug o’war tw front & later stressing of polysyllables.
12/05/2009
English or Italian?
#184 Mozart's faevr·t singer Nancy Storace was /sto`raːʧe/.
11/05/2009
Aspiration Revisited
#183 More examples of aspiration or none.
09/05/2009
A Dog of a Stressing Problem
#182 The oddity of the stressing ˈeye `teeth.
07/05/2009
Aspiration Again
#181 Miscellaneous examples of irregular aspirations.
05/05/2009
Aspiration in Dictionaries
#180 /sp,st,sk/ shown as co-syllabic in latter practice.
02/05/2009
American Pronunciations’ Origins (iii)
#179 18th century various items cf present GA & GB. 25/04/2009
American Pronunciations’ Origins (ii)
#178 18th century vowels etc cf present GA & GB.
24/04/2009
American Pronunciations’ Origins (i)
#177 18th century stressings cf present GA & GB.
16/04/2009
Hot Cross Buns
#176 Discussion of somewhat puzzling stressing.
14/04/2009
Open-Central Vowel Symbol?
#175 IPA rejected recognition of A for such use. Heigh ho!
10/04/2009
The Elephant in the Room
#174 On the pronunciation of words like obstruent.
07/04/2009
Spelling Reform Experiments
#173 English spelling matters.
05/04/2009
Handwriting, Spellings & Sounds
#172 Historic English spelling topics.
04/04/2009
An Analytical Issue
#171 Questions Wells suggestion no plosives are syllabic.
30/03/2009
Some British/American contrasts
#170 Numerous elucidations for non-American readers.
26/03/2009
ROACH 2009
#169  4th ed of English Phonetics & Phonology welcomed.
24/03/2009
Secondary Stress Marks;The Symbols e & ɛ.
#168 Marking of stresses in words not phonetically spelt.
18/03/2009
John WALKER
#167 His pronouncing dictionary revered for over a century.
07/03/2009
NAOMI, CANAAN & SINAI
#166 Differently strest in GB and GA.
06/03/2009
HAROLD PALMER b 6 Mar 1877
#165 An original and prolific writer on phonetic matters.
05/03/2009
Neutralisation, ISRAEL, UTOPIA
#164 Besides ‘happy’ vowel why not ‘thankyou’ vowel?.
01/03/2009
ALEXANDER MELVILLE BELL
#163 An important phonetic pioneer.
25/02/2009
Linguistic ‘Suggestionisms’
#162 Sounds of nature suggesting 'words' etc.
23/02/2009
Worst-Ever Book-Title Translation
#161 Meaning The Swiss Family Robinson.
07/02/2009
Sir J A H Murray
#160 Respomsible for more of OED1 than anyone else.
05/02/2009
Elision of /d/ Again.
#159 Example /ə ˈkaɪnli ˈoul ˎman/ A kindly old man.
03/02/2009
Elision of /d/
#158 Hands up if U think the /d/ may be dropt in hands.
02/02/2009
Theocracy and Democracy
#157 Stressings of the 'unstressable'.
27/01/2009
ROBERT BURCHFIELD Lexicographer
#156 One of the greatest contributors to the OED.
26/01/2009
An Intonational Misnomer?
#155 "Beats me", pacē Jn Wells, can take various tones.
25/01/2009
ROBERT BURNS born 25 Jan 1759
#154 He gave us the headgear term Tam O’ Shanter.24/01/2009
Grapho-Phonemic Mis-Co·ordinations
#153 colonel, dissect, margarine, spinach, varicose, we’re.
23/01/2009
Intonational Idioms?
#152 Items where I don’t “hear ear to ear” with John Wells.
21/01/2009
The Ambiguity of "ch"
#151 machismo, machine,chiropody, bruschetta, chutzpa.
18/01/2009
Some Suffixes & Compressions
#150 Variable suffixes and rule-breaking sequences.
15/01/2009
A Good (Y)EAR for Pronunciations
#149 Different pronunciations of 'year'.
07/01/2009
JOBS & "English English"
#148 Remarks on unsafe assumptions made by John Wells.
06/01/2009
A Case of Pronunciational Variability
#147 Variation over time and with changing companions.
04/01/2009
ISAAC PITMAN
#146 Inventor of a shorthand who ended with a knighthood.
29/12/2008
Vanisht t's and r's
#145 stanza, influenza, p·erscription, p·erogative etc.
13/12/2008
'Important' aspects of the GB accent
#144 The common denominator accent of Great Britain.
12/12/2008
Pronunciation Lexicography Problems
#143 creche, creme, crepe;fete, suede and tete-a-tete.
09/12/2008
RUMBUSTIOUS and such words
#142 Words ending -tious and -tuous.
03/12/2008
BOLIVAR
#141 When does an anglicized stress become acceptable?
01/12/2008
Royalese Revisited
#140 With achievement as /ə`ʧiːmənt/ & doing as /`də.ɪŋ/.
25/11/2008
Royal Speech
#139 Slightly out-of-the-ordinary articulations discussed.
10/11/2008
Banking Words
#138 Pronunciational American influences on GB.
14/10/2008
Italian Words by English-Speakers
#137 Misreading by your bloggist but praps of interest.
30/09/2008
A Very Valuable Website
#136 Visual & auditory aids for studying English phonetics.
29/09/2008
Lilias Armstrong b 29 Sept 1882
#135 ‘One of the finest phoneticians in the world’.
22/09/2008
English Phonetics Practicals (iv)
#134 Examples of practice sentences for accentuation etc.
21/09/2008
English Phonetics Practical (iii)
#133 The contents of 'intonation' sessions.
20/09/2008
English Phonetics Practicals (ii)
#132 'Hard to please' a passage for reading aloud.
14/09/2008
English Phonetics Practicals (i)
#131 Description of their constituents.
12/09/2008
Daniel Jones b 12th Sept 1881
#130 A sample of his speaking with transcription.
09/09/2008
The Rigidity of English Spelling
#129 Wells lecture sez 'free it up' eg drop apostrophes.
08/09/2008
Unorthodox Derived Forms
#128 Eg Aberdonian, Fitzrovia, Pharaonic & tobacconist.
06/09/2008
More Wells Coinages
#127 Too many to quote, a few not as new as he thaut.
03/09/2008
Georgeayna's Cavendish patois
#126 How an historic Duchess of Devonshire sed her name.
01/09/2008
What to Excuse
#125 JnWells on his students’ transcriptions of a dictation.
31/08/2008
Canutism
#124 My word for giving orders that’ll never be obeyed.
28/08/2008
Rhoticity
#123 A very useful term first employed by John Wells.
09/08/2008
Another Dialogue Transcribed (ii)
#122 Freddy the dog again
08/08/2008
Another Dialogue Transcribed (i)
#121 A New Dog
02/08/2008
Transcription Exercises continued
#120 /ˈɪnsəˈbɔdnət ˎklɔz/
30/07/2008
Transcription for EFL/EAL
#119 Insubordinate Claws
24/07/2008
Tsvangirai, the mystery thickens
#118 Different authorities and diverse opinions.
22/07/2008
Intonation; Papal Linguistic Fallibility
#117 An ans·er to Wells query; Pope mis-stresses desert.
21/07/2008
Tsvangirai again
#116 Recording of him heard with it as [ʧaŋgɪ`raɪ].
18/07/2008
A Wales Placename again & [ɬ]
#115 Lantwit Major village named after a Saint Twit.
15/07/2008
General British Pronunciation
#114 Writer’s suggestion of the term 35 years late.
09/07/2008
LPD3
#113 Pronunciation dictionary of English now best ever.
08/07/2008
Intonation Universals
#112 Falling, rising and level tones have broad meanings.
07/07/2008
Aitch Dropping and Restoring
#111 See Blog 335.
04/07/2008
One Way Pronunciations can Change
#110 First Pur`cell now Mar`vell; A Wellsian note.
02/07/2008
Word Accentual Notation
#109 The tonetic symbol /`/ best shows word accents.
01/07/2008
CRUTTENDEN'S GIMSON
#108 Review of 7th edition of this matchless book.
30/06/2008
Amphibrachicising
#107 Speakers’ false amphibrachs saying forren words.
29/06/2008
Welsh double l from the BBC
#106 New variant value for ‘ll’ unnoticed at Welsh BBC.
16/06/2008
Sub-varieties of GB aka "RP"
#105 RC & Fettes speech? Wells ‘tongue-in-cheek’ on RP.
15/06/2008
Welsh Placenames' Pronunciations
#104 Welsh radio staff publish remarkable maps.
12/06/2008.
Spot the Mistake & Posho speech
#103 Examinees paps not wrong. Stupid newspaper remark.
11/06/2008
Spelling Reform - Feasible or Futile?
#102 English spelling reform:possible but unachievable.
10/06/2008
KENNETH L. PIKE  issue & us
#101 A great American phonetician; /əs/ to /ᴧs/etc.
07/06/2008
A C GIMSON born 7 June 1917
#100 Reminiscences of Gim with example of his speech.
30/05/2008
Pronunciation of SOME, CAN’'T etc
#099 Some is often /sm/ and can’t often /kɑn/.
27/05/2008
MARRIED but HAPPY /-i/
#098 It seems that in married /i/ is gaining on /ɪ/.
22/05/2008
Divorce and Settee etc
#097 Not /di-/but /dɪ-/or /də-/ in divorce. Settee is /se`ti/.
21/05/2008
Contextual Variation etc
#096 Assimilations, elisions and compressions.
19/05/2008
Changing Usages
#095 It can be startling how quickly they occcur. Examples.
17/05/2008
Public Address on a Train
#094 High preheads not worth having.
15/05/2008
Studying Varieties of English.
#093 GA or GB?
13/05/2008
Vowels in the Three Pronunciation Dicts
#092 Controversial article.
03/05/2008
Hello! Again
#091 Speculations on the term’s origin.
17/04/2008
Apostrophes in Contractions
#090 See Blog 236.
14/04/2008
Unsound Advice on Sounds
#089 Dodgy offers of tricky pronunciations.
11/04/2008
Humming and Hah/r/ing
#088 The sounds of hesitation.
08/04/2008
A Nut Case
#087 From Pinter’s The Caretaker.
07/04/2008
Interrogation in Wonderland
#086 Alice’s reply to the Caterpillar.
06/04/2008
Names in the News
#085 Zimbabwean Tsvangirai.
04/04/2008
Angry Young Glutton
#084 From the play Look Back in Anger.
03/04/2008
The Collector
#083 Your pronounced /jə/ here an angrily hasty weakform.
01/04/2008
Harold the Unready
#082 Ex`asperate's tonic vowel can be /ɑ/ or /a/.
30/03/2008
Stampede for Salvation
#081 Unusual but effective tone on woman.
28/03/2008
A New Edition of LPD
#080 Newly with al Qaeda, Aung San Suu Kyi & sudoku.
27/03/2008
HENRY CECIL WYLD
#079 A remakable scholar tho a dre·dful snob.
26/03/2008
London Transport
#078 From a Pinter play.
25/03/2008
A Few Brief Notes
#077 Note reduction of 'veterinary'.
23/03/2008
Problem Guest
#076  For goodness sake takes an irregular genitive form.
22/03/2008
Reigning Cats & Dogs
#075 This title puns on 'It’s raining cats and dogs'.
21/03/2008
Churchill and Shaw
#074 Conversational duelling.
20/03/2008
Corny Jokes 2
#073 A suggestionn that flies are red meat.
19/03/2008
Corny Jokes 1
#072 Suggests the clumsy weakform / jə / ie 'you'.
18/03/2008
Remarks 4
#071 On tonal functions and some ambiguities.
17/03/2008
Remarks 3
#070 On intonations in "Remarks" 3, 5 & 6 of PS.
16/03/2008
Remarks 2
#069 Continuing on intonations in PS (People Speaking) 1.
15/03/2008
Remarks 1
#068 Intonations illustrated in my book People Speaking
14/03/2008
Mixed bags and box sets
#067 Or boxed sets?
13/03/2008
A Mix Bag
#066 Borrowing’s various reductions.
04/03/2008
People's Pronunciations
#065 Confusion of adjacent nasal consonants.
22/02/2008
Welsh Placenames into GB
#064 Anglicizations that names receive in South Wales.
21/02/2008
Accentuation Matters (ii)
#063 What's the `bleeding time: joke-ruining accentuation.
21/02/2008
Accentuation Matters (i)
#062 How far we do/dont re-accent re-occurrences.
20/01/2008
John Laver
#061 70th birthday greetings to a great British phonetician.
14/01/2008
Pronunciations at the BBC
#060 Still many out of date versions advocated.
08/01/2008
OBG Again
#059 Beijing, raj, Gengis Kahn & Gaelic names.
06/01/2008
Old Lang Zyne
#058 Scots version in phonetic transcription.
30/12/2007
The Year Two Thousand and DATE
#057 Misplaced zeal for clarity of speech.
26/12/2007
Linguisms
#056 Graham Pointon and his blog of that name.
19/12/2007
DAVID ABERCROMBIE born 19th Dec 1909
#055 His popular memorial lecture on Daniel Jones.
14/12/2007
Chewing over Liquorice again
#054 Many more examples of final -sh for-s.
11/12/2007
Why has Lickerish replaced Liquorice?
#053 A complicated etymology.
04/12/2007
Anniversary of the Death of Daniel Jones
#052 Personal recollections of him.
30/11/2007
The Pron. of a Shakespearian Name etc
#051 Doll Tearsheet as /ˈdɒl `tɪəʃiːt/ loses nauty joke.
28/11/2007
Some Caribbean Word-Stressings
#050 Many West Indians say cha`racter & ca`lendar.
25/11/2007
Prime Ministerial Pronunciations
#049 A defence of (most of) Gordon Brown’s usages.
20/09/2007
The pronunciation of liege etc
#048 The widespre·d use of /ʒ/ inste·d of /ʤ/.
28/08/2007
Spelling Reform
#047 English spelling matters (or does it?)
10/08/2007
Transcription from People Speaking No.1
#046  Odd remarks.
26/07/2007
Bowser and Rowling
#045 /`baʊzə/ and /`rəʊlɪŋ/.
25/07/2007
Transcription Exercise 3 Model
#044  Britain is rainy.
24/07/2007
Transcription Exercise 3
#043 Conservative change if begun with capital letter.
23/07/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (x)
#042 applicable, kilometer, mischievous & necessarily.
22/07/2007
Transcription Excercise 2
#041 Solution
20/07/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (ix)
#040 yours, -less & moderate.
14/07/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (viii)
#039 during, European & poor.
12/07/2007
OH! & Allegedly Unstressable Schwa!
#038 [əʊ] or [oʊ] and the alleged unstressability of schwa.
01/07/2007
Twenty Questions
#037 The medial /t/ in twenty, gonna, wanna.
.29/06/2007
Transcription Excercise 1
#036 Keeping up with the Joneses, as they say
28/06/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (vii)
#035 /eɪʃə/ versus /eɪʒə/ & /tjuːn/ versus /ʧuːn/.
26/06/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (vi)
#034 via as /`vaɪə/ or /`viːə/.
24/06/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (v)
#033 electoral, impious, mandatory, inventory, comparable.
17/06/2007
Animation Stresses
#032 `That’s ˏcurious.
15/06/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (iv)
#031 lamentable, homosexual & homogeneous.
14/06/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (iii)
#030 egotist, hurricane & protester.
12/06/2007
Compression Anomalies
#029 The compression of [i, u] to [j, w] barred?
04/06/2007
Questions of Intonation
#028 Confusion misinterpreting ‘animation’ stresses.
28/05/2007
The LPD Pron Pref Survey 2007 (ii)
#027 Problems with words guessed about unsuccessfully.
24/05/2007
The LPD Pronunciation Preferences Survey 2007 (i)
#026 dissect, adult, debris, tinnitus, contribute, etc.
15/04/2007
Another Mystifying Pronunciation
#025 American pronunciations of lilac cause puzzlement.
26/03/2007
Spelling versus pronunciation
#024 Problems with saying Tsvangirai.
09/03/2007
TrainTimes Intoned
#023 Intonations of ‘the 14.42 to Woking’.
26/02/2007
The Gettysburg address
#022 Stressing “of the people, by the people, for the people”.
23/02/2007
W. H. Auden Again
#021 Giving his consciously Americanised pronunciations.
21/02/2007
W. H. Auden
#020 Transcription of his poem The Unknown Citizen.
10/02/2007
Oxfd BBC Guide to Pronunciation Agen
#019 Criticisms of it by John Wells.
08/02/2007
Mystifying Phonetic Developments
#018 Cholmondeley & Featherstonehaugh demystified.
07/02/2007
Long Ears of Observing Speech
#017 A point I made that triggered a Wells blog posting.
02/02/2007
Prefixes ending in -i
#016 Proposed change problematic.
31/01/2007
The Pronunciation of Murcia
#015 LPD gives /ɜː/. Oxford BBC Guide only /ʊə/.
19/01/2007
Accentual and Tonetic Matters
#014 On the ‘accentability’ of the second syllable of sorry.
14/01/2007
Questions Regarding Question
#013 /`kweʃʃn/ Not now a reprehensible pronunciation.
12/01/2007
Weakform Matters
#012 wfms of then, in, on, or, said, so, you, your, you're.
03/01/2007
HappYland Revisited etc
#011 On the hist·ry of the final vowel of happy etc.
01/01/2007
Happy New Year etc
#010 How to pronounce ‘and’ in 2007.
28/12/2006
An Un-Empty Word & Linguistic Slumming
#009 Intonation of phrases how’s things etc.
26/12/2006
The Queen's English Again
#008 Does she sound old-fashioned, posh etc?
20/12/2006
Tone Symbols and Tone Idioms
#007 Which tones are used saying Whoops?
04/12/2006
The Queen's English's Development
#006 Xmas broadcasts; Daily Telegraph article.
04 /12/ 2006
IPA Symbols & Re-spellings in OBG
#005 Oxford BBC Guide spellings.
12/11/2006
The Bleck Hendbeg Problem
#004 English /æ/ sound made /e/ by some learners.
10/11/2006
The Pronunciation of ESCHEW
#003 A question of developmental sound change. 08/11/2006
The HAPPY (final) vowel
#002 No worry re the pronunciation of the happY vowel.
01/11/2006
English Dental Fricative Fronting.
#001 <th> digraph sometimes dental /t̪/ by English speakers.