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    #1

    Cool Problems people might have saying...

    Hi guys,

    I just wanted to get your opinions on this..

    What sort of phonology problems could a non English speaker have with saying

    - I've been waiting...

    - It suits you/It fits you

    - I wish I didn't..

    - You should've locked..

    Thanks


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    Re: Problems people might have saying...

    They could have all sorts of problems- in the first, they could have trouble with schwas and unstressed forms- they may want to stress words equally and separately. There could be all sorts of first language interference- where I'm living, learners often cut final consonants, which could make the second hard to understand, while speakers of some languages may try to put a vowel sound in, forinstance, some Japanese speakers.

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