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Jun
26
comment What’s the difference between /ӕ/ and /ɑ/?
I wasn’t ready to say there is /a/ for TRAP. After that, I got the idea that /a/ is a new RP trend and Oxford online adopts the symbol. I also found although BBC website has symbol /ӕ/ for the pronunciation guide, its real pronunciation is /a/. Without having known this, I heard the sound wrong as /ɑ/, and the question above has no idea about it. American Prof. John Lawler’s linked chart below hasn’t the information, so this question hasn’t got the well matched answer then. Thank you very much.
Jun
26
accepted What’s the difference between /ӕ/ and /ɑ/?
Jun
26
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Jun
16
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May
7
comment “Each” — pronoun or adverb
@JohnLawler, May I ask you a question with the Q-shift? I've got this clause from OALD: "to tell two or more people who have not met before what each other's names are". Is this a kind of the shift? I could imagine this: OALD’s clause might be Q-shifted from “to tell each of two or more people who have not met before what their names are.” Can you explain the sentence, please? Related q.ELL
Apr
29
accepted Are these interrogatives subjects or complements for verbs?
Apr
29
accepted Is this a predicative adjunct?
Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
11
accepted Is /e/ a new trend for /æ/ in America?
Mar
3
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Feb
18
comment Are these interrogatives subjects or complements for verbs?
@JanusBahsJacquet, From you comment, I guess who in 'who is he?' is the complement, while which in 'which is he?' is the subject. Is this right guessing?
Feb
18
asked Are these interrogatives subjects or complements for verbs?
Feb
6
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Jan
26
asked Is /e/ a new trend for /æ/ in America?
Jan
23
accepted What do you think?
Jan
19
accepted What allows the omission of subject relative pronouns?
Jan
19
comment What allows the omission of subject relative pronouns?
@F.E. I've already got the words you say in McCawley's book, page 450-6. What a happy moment to see the cases on CGEL.
Jan
13
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Jan
13
accepted Why do these verbs take bare infinitives?
Jan
5
comment Why do these verbs take bare infinitives?
@DamkerngT. Thank you very much. I've read what you linked, and it solved the very curiosity I got.