Thursday, May 28, 2009

That Dreaded Schwa Sound

Good Heavens - yesterday on The Sports Network I was watching Barca versus Man U! Today I am now utterly enraptured by some spelling bee. The kids are like lawyers asking after word roots and alternative pronunciations. To little effect in the presence of the guess-making schwas.
This is a sport I somehow dodged as a kid. And another bloody schwa on the second very challenging word. What the hell kind of language is English anyway with all these godawful schwas?


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