Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Great Regulars: I am genuinely amazed that there are people

who think that there is something wrong or irritating about new England manager Roy Hodgson's speech. Some people seem to think there is only one "correct" or "right" way to make the sound we signify with the letter "r". In fact, both across the UK and Ireland and across Europe there are several possible alternatives, and variations within all of them.

One sound you can make is by closing the back of your throat and making a kind of quick but light growling sound.

from Michael Rosen: The Guardian: Let's not judge Roy Hodgson's manner of speaking


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