Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Adam, linguist extraordinaire, recommended this introduction to phonetics. Aaaah!…
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Adam, linguist extraordinaire, recommended this introduction to phonetics. Aaaah! I'm taking an introductory linguistics class next semester, supposedly for kicks, and I'll have to memorize all this? Aaaaah!
On the up side, it might make my tongue and lips more agile, which could be useful.