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Art Inspired by Phonetics
“Dialogues” is a phonetics-inspired piece by designer Steve Haslip that is featured in the book, The Triumph of the Commons: 55 Theses on the Future. The collection explores traditional concepts of dystopia, and what it means to imagine the future through art.
Ants on my arm
I’m teaching 4-year-olds about the letter A tomorrow. Jolly Phonics is the book that my school uses, and the song for A is “Ah, ah, ants on my arm. Ah, ah, ants on my arm. Ah, ah, ants on my arm. They’re causing me alarm.”
They’re causing me alarm? I’m teaching English as a foreign language to toddlers, and “they’re causing me alarm” is in the song that is supposed to help them figure things out?
informal question/survey for native English speakers...
How do you pronounce “with”? Is it [wɪθ], where the last sound is voiceless as in “thin”, “think” and “thought”, or [wɪð], where the last sound is voiced as in “the”, “this” and “though”?
Just wondering if I’m in the general minority or if it’s a regional thing. So if you want, reblog this with how you pronounce it and what dialect you speak. :) If I find anything interesting, I’ll post it!
“The beige hue on the waters of the loch impressed all, including the French queen, before she heard that symphony again, just as young Arthur wanted.”—
An English phonetic pangram (a sentence using all phones found in English) created by Ollie Sayeed.
It even includes some rarer and borrowed English sounds, such as [ɱ] (symphony), [x] (loch), [ç] (hue), [ɫ] (all), and [ʍ] (queen).