Blog posts in May 2017

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The Sound of Silence

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The Sound of Silence - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/sound-silence

Last class, a South Korean student told me about his weekend visit to Liverpool. He said it wasn’t easy to understand the local way of speaking, and gave the example of the question word What? He demonstrated how this word had been said, with the final ‘t’ replaced with a silence, or glottal stop, so it sounds like wha’?