Out of date dictionaries–with native speakers from UK/USA/Australia!

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. Learn 150+ languages with quality native-speaking teachers on italki. Buy $10 get $5 for free for your first lesson using my code GEOFF5 Web: https://go.italki.com/drgeofflindsey App: https://italki.app.link/drgeofflindsey Adrian https://www.italki.com/en/teacher/4227375 https://youtube.com/@accentamazing https://www.instagram.com/accentamazing/ Alex https://www.italki.com/en/teacher/5550947 https://www.instagram.com/speech.improvement.with.alex/ Nicky https://www.italki.com/en/teacher/5484077 Tom https://www.italki.com/en/teacher/5091369 https://www.youtube.com/@inglesrapidoconunaussie7941 0:00 Introduction 3:07 italki 6:25 ‘ate’ 6:52 ‘interest’ 7:22 ‘homage’ 7:48 ‘garage’…

My favourite vowel: Oh NAUR explained!

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. A story about koalas, mermaids and goats. 0:00 Introduction and quiz 0:44 Analysing ‘going’ 3:30 The GenAus GOAT vowel 6:05 New developments 11:51 Comparison with ‘intrusive’ r 12:57 Interaction with hard attack 14:27 Explanation in 3D https://www.youtube.com/user/muchelleb https://www.youtube.com/user/aussieenglish https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13M4ASYG2k6kNjA5zyR1QQ https://www.youtube.com/c/ElliotRobertsVideos https://www.tiktok.com/@maddy_macrae_ University of Glasgow Seeing Speech https://seeingspeech.arts.gla.ac.uk/ipa-charts/ Praat speech analysis app…

Phonetic adventures in Prague

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. It’s rare for a language to have a ‘fricative trill’ sound in addition to its regular /r/, but Czech is one such language. Hear it on my trip to the once-every-4-years Phonetics Congress in stunning Prague. 20th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences, 7-11 Aug 2023 was hosted by the Institute of…

The Genius of Weak Forms

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. Weak Forms play an ingenious role in many important contrasts of meaning, including can vs. can’t 0:00 Introduction 1:33 Homographs: that & that 3:23 have & have 4:53 there & there 6:00 two & to, four & for 7:52 strong forms: citation forms etc. 9:30 off & on 10:52 strong negative,…

The Vowel Space

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. To try everything Brilliant has to offer—free—for a full 30 days, visit http://brilliant.org/DrGeoffLindsey/. The first 200 of you will get 20% off Brilliant’s annual premium subscription. 0:00 Vowels are not discrete 1:50 Vowels and colour 3:40 Resonating cavities and formants 5:40 Synthesizing vowels with Praat Vowel Editor 6:33 Vowels and basic…

Hard Attack: How English is getting more “choppy”

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. Younger speakers are increasingly separating words by means of glottal stops! 0:00 Introduction 0:30 Laryngoscopy 1:02 Glottis and Glottal Stop 2:18 Hard Attack 3:28 German Glottisschlag 4:59 Smooth Old RP 6:16 Contemporary Hard Attack 8:16 ‘the’ and ‘to’ 9:35 Presentational Speech & Elocution 10:50 Linking & Advice for Learners Thank you…

My favourite British accent by an American actor

From Dr Geoff Lindsey. …and it was in a film with no British characters! PLUS extra mystery accent! Picture credits Dominic West by Peabody Awards https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dominic_West,_May_2004_(6)_(cropped).jpg Idris Elba by DFID – UK Department for International Development https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Actor_Idris_Elba_at_the_%27Defeating_Ebola_in_Sierrra_Leone%27_conference_%2815418119105%29.jpg Hugh Laurie https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:House_logo_new.jpg Damian Lewis by Sean Reynolds https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Damian_Lewis_and_Helen_McCrory_(8464894420).jpg Christian Bale by Harald Krichel https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christian_Bale-7838.jpg Robert Pattinson by…