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comment Origins of “turn over in his grave”?; “turn over in her grave”? etc., etc
I am sure this exists in other languages as well.
Jan
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Dec
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revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
Your links are to en_us which is not I am speaking about.
Dec
28
revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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Dec
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comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
Yes, it is striking and very much set apart. It is like the medieval vowel shift has been reversed. And it is very much different from the "British English" from for example the Lingvo online dictionary.
Dec
28
comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
I made the links to the GB variant. But what is surprising is that it is totally different from what I prevuously heard as "British English". The British English from other sources is more like American/Australian.
Dec
28
revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
Your links to "hand" and "band" are dependent on your geographic location. To be location independent you have to specify the dialect: translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=hand&tl=en_gb translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=hand&tl=en_us translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=hand&tl=en_au
Dec
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comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
"raising and tensing of /æ/ to the diphthong [ɛə] or [eə]" - no, I hear it in the speaker's speech as a mono-vowel [a].
Dec
27
comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
@fdb the links are corrected.
Dec
27
revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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Dec
27
comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
@fdb the link is wrong, I will correct it. It was your location dependent, providing you with American accent. What I was referring to was a "british accent" but I never encountered with anything like this even when listening what was called "British English" from other sources. Using IPA is useless here: the words are usually denoted with the same IPA scheme in any Eng accent, and I do not know what IPA means precisely (seems everywhere different things).
Dec
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revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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Dec
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comment Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
@Erik Kowal I would like to know, are there regions where Google's accent is typical.
Dec
27
revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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revised Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
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Dec
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asked Great Vowel Shift reversed. Is it appropriate? In what region this accent is typical?
Dec
27
comment Does the word “government” in English mean the courts as well?
@J.R. is not it the state who fills the check, and not the government?