Saturday, January 22, 2005

Accents - Part 3

One thing I noticed right away was that when saying the number “three,” one of my students pronounced it “free.” At first I thought he was just pronouncing it wrong. But then I listened some more. Many of the students at my school pronounce it like that. Students at the school where I observed this week pronounce it like that. Several of the teachers I talked to pronounce it like that.

In fact, many times, the 'th' sound (blend?) is pronounced 'f'.

So I suppose that this title should really be ‘Accents – Part Free.’


Blogger Mum said...

Digraph. Some other digraphs: ph, sh, ch, ea.

Some blends: br, fr, cl, st, spr, sk.

8:13 PM  

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