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THE SOUNDS OF SPEECH
HOW LANGUAGE IS ACQUIRED AND HANDED ON
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Ablaut acquired Anglian appear Aryan association back vowel become characteristic cognate compared differentiation diphthong earlier element English dialects exist express fact foreign form of English form of speech French front vowel Germanic Germanic languages glottis Goth Gothic gradually history of English i-mutation individual influence isolated Kentish later Latin lengthening linguistic literary loan-words long vowels memory-picture Middle English Midland Modern modified monophthongized mother-tongue nasal nasal consonant natural nunciation O.E. period occurs Old English open consonant original phonetic present day preserved probably pronounced pronunciation result Sanscrit Scandinavian Scrt seventeenth short vowels shortening sixteenth century slack sound change sound law speak speakers speech basis speech habits spelling Spoken English Standard English stress student suffix syllable symbol tendencies tense texts tion tongue unrounded utterance verb vocabulary vocal organs voiced voiceless vulgar West Saxon words writers written