Re: [xmca] sandwich words

From: Cathrene Connery <cconnery who-is-at>
Date: Sun Oct 07 2007 - 18:04:17 PDT

Yes, the idea was that if you bit into a peanutbutter and onion sandwich
all you would taste was the onion. The same is true with the r
controlled vowel in English. You barely "taste" or hear the vowel in
"burn" or "curl".

David Kellogg wrote:
> Dear Cathrene (that's an interesting use of 'r' right there):
> Thanks for that: we're going to start teaching English literacy to Korean third graders, who are used to a much more rational spelling system, and we need all the teach-niques we can get.
> (ONION with PEANUT BUTTER? Heaven forfend.... No wonder the Brits drop their post-vocalic 'r'!)
> David Kellogg
> Seoul National University of Education
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Dr. M. Cathrene Connery
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Ithaca College
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