Essentials of English Grammar
Routledge, 24.05.2013 - 800 Seiten
This book was first published in 1933, Essentials of English Grammar is a valuable contribution to the field of English Language and Linguistics.
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Short vowels before r.—ar, or, etc.—Alternations with and without r.—Influence of stress on vowels.— Loss of e.—Vowels in weak syllables.—Loss of vowels in groups.—Alternations in compounds.—Strong and weak forms of the same word.
The last five vowels are round, the others not. and [Ə], and [u], and Note that and [i], are not exactly pairs of identical vowels, those here marked short are more slack and open than those marked long. In an exact phonetic script we ...
... together they form a diphthong. There are three kinds of diphthongs in English: (1) full (long-distance) diphthongs, in which the constituents are widely apart: (2) slow (short-distance) diphthongs, in which the movement is lesser.
(2) slow (short-distance) diphthongs, in which the movement is lesser and slower: (3) murmur-diphthongs ending in the indistinct central vowel [Ə]: In the two last-mentioned diphthongs [Ə] tends to disappear completely, thus in hard, ...
may become very long indeed; even the ordinarily short initial consonant of "No!" may be considerably lengthened. It should be distinctly understood that the length denoted in phonetic script is only relative, not absolute, ...
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This book was a bit of a muddled review of grammar principles. While it was still useful, to some extent, I found that it would be much more useful to people who English is not their first language ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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