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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Linguistics

Canadian accent is shifting, changing how we pronounce words

By |August 18th, 2015|

I am always correcting my daughter’s pronunciation of MILK which always sounds like MELK. It is a losing battle since I realize that language changes and clearly the Canadian accent is shifting. I just hadn’t realized that MILK is one of those words. The […]

How Accents and Language Change

By |April 27th, 2015|

Language changes whether we like it or not. I was forced to pronounce WHEN, WHICH and WHERE with air after the W, even though nobody I knew did it. But that was considered correct when I was young. And, as we know, what is […]

T between Vowels – Practice with the Audio

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Recently I made a post on how to pronounce T, entitled Pronouncing T – Practice the poem with the audio.The poem I posted  helped you to practice the T which is at the beginning of a word or any stressed syllable. But in Toronto, and […]

Pronouncing T – Practice the poem with the audio

By |January 31st, 2015|

Pronouncing T varies between languages. For example, where the tongue makes contact with the top of the mouth varies, as does the angle of the tongue and the air expelled. In this poem, the T sounds are primarily made at the beginning of the […]

Australian babies understand the Canadian Accent better than the Australian!

By |January 2nd, 2015|

When we compare a typical Australian accent and a Canadian accent, probably the main differences are in the vowels. And it seems the Australian vowels are more similar to each other than the Canadian ones.

I have always found it interesting how babies are born […]

English spelling – Why is it so crazy?

By |December 17th, 2014|

English spelling is so crazy and I am constantly apologizing to my students for this.  While there are reasons for why it turned out like this. there are ongoing attempts to standardize the spelling, none of which have worked to date.

It seems now […]

Pronouncing T in Canada

By |December 4th, 2014|

In Canadian English, there are several ways to pronounce the letter /T/. This depends on where the letter is in the word and whether it begins a stressed syllable or not. If so, the sound is sharp and has quite a bit of air. […]