occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
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.