Wednesday, 23 February 2011

finals #1

I've managed to mark the final test on theory questions in phonetics (remember the secondary cardinal vowels that do not exist in most romantic [sic] languages?). The failure rate is 15 per cent. My next task will be to mark the transcription part of the final test. My young professionals had to transcribe a text of some 40 words in ordinary English spelling either into General American or General British. Let's see how well they'll do in this part.

1 comment:

  1. Let's see the 40-word text.
    D'you require or recommend particular transcriptions?