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    Default Re: Schwa Sound in English ( part one of two)

    [Dear Tdol :

    In reference to the r sound I mention, it is how I hear it, but I would like to know if I am right or wrong in this point and in the other ones too.

    I know that the Schwa sound is the sound used the most in spoken English, I also want to learn everything about it, soon I will start to study a conversation course and I think knowing that in advance is going to be very useful to me.

    Mr. Tdol, I do apprecieae the assistance I have always received in this website which has been very instructive in my English learning.


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    Default Re: Schwa Sound in English ( part one of two)

    Quote Originally Posted by grammarfreak View Post
    In reference to the r sound I mention, it is how I hear it, but I would like to know if I am right or wrong in this point and in the other ones too.
    You said it was given in dictionaries. I am shutting this thread- there is no place for disinformation of this sort in the forum. You clearly stated a source and were misrepresenting what they gave as the pronunciation.

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    Default Re: Schwa Sound in English ( part one of two)

    In my opinion, I think this is the reason why to when spoken as a schwa sound in a conversation takes the r ə sound, as in the examples a); b) and c) above.
    Nonsense. I don't know where your intrusive rs come from. (There is an intrusive r in some speech, but typically it occurs between vowels and has nothing to do with schwa in the way you describe it. I find your transcriptions reminiscent of an exercise I used to be required to do, called 'Nonsense Dictation').

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    PS - didn't see the thread was closed.
    Last edited by BobK; 23-Jan-2013 at 15:16. Reason: Added PS

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