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Autor:  pat
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Data:  07/JUN/2003 9:14 AM
Assunto:  Re: Differences in pronouncing the 'w'
 
Mensagem:  It is true that the aspirated "wh" is becoming rare; it is associated mostly with old-fashioned and aristocratic accents now. It is more common in New England than in other parts of the US. A very good example of this difference is shown by the word pair Whence/Wince The only difference in pronounciation is the aspirated "wh"; so when saying "whence" the speaker must aspirate even if they don't normally do so for "wh" - like myself. "Whence" means "from where" - "Return whence you came". "Wince" means to shudder, contort, twist one's features or body - "He winced at the mere memory of it"


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Differences in pronouncing the 'w'  –  José Roberto  05/JUN/2003, 11:53 PM
Re: Differences in pronouncing the 'w'  –  Ron  06/JUN/2003, 11:07 PM
 Re: Differences in pronouncing the 'w'  –  pat  07/JUN/2003, 9:14 AM
Re: Differences in pronouncing the 'w'  –  Jonas  07/JUN/2003, 2:20 AM
Re: Differences in pronouncing the 'w'  –  Jose Roberto  07/JUN/2003, 1:39 PM

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