Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Amy's pronunciation

I think Amy's slowly twigging to the fact that /æ/ and /ɛ/ are separate phonemes in English, but occasionally mixes them up. (In German, both sounds tend to become /ɛ/ in loanwords, so e.g. "band" in the musical sense is pronounced like "bent".)

She usually gets the sounds right, and I think she's beginning to realise that she can pronounce both sounds distinctly, and that this is important in English.

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