The Scottish accent is dying out

Quartz

Scientists in Scotland have recently created a database of accents after exposing tongues to one ultrasound after the other—1,500 tongues in all from 16 countries—as part of the “Dynamic Dialects” project (which was done in coordination between the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde, and Queen Margaret University in London.) To give you an idea: here’s a woman from Georgia, a man from Bhopal and a woman from Orkney saying “goose.”

The study was “more about resource creation than research,” Eleanor Lawson, a professor at the University of Glasgow and expert in English-language dialectology, told Quartz. “But the idea to make these resources came about after many years of research using ultrasound tongue imaging.”

“We have been focusing on the postvocalic R,” as in car, farm, sort, share etc., “in Scottish English, which seems to be weakening and might be in the process of disappearing for some…

View original post 500 altre parole


Lascia un commento

Effettua il login con uno di questi metodi per inviare il tuo commento:

Logo WordPress.com

Stai commentando usando il tuo account WordPress.com. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Google+ photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google+. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Connessione a %s...