How many “monophthongs” are there in RP? Do all the varieties of spoken English in the UK have the same number?
A monophthong is a pure vowel sound. The monophthongs can be contrasted with diphthongs, where the vowel quality changes within the same syllable, and hiatus, where two vowels are next to each ...
Is it considered alliteration if two or more neighboring words start with different allophones of the same phoneme?
Both the words tea and trip start with different allophones of the same phoneme /t/. Would placing these words next to each other in a sentence not be considered alliteration, or is sharing the same ...