Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a series of vowel sounds used as a standard reference point to assist in the description and classification of vowel sounds in any language.
- ‘The primary and secondary cardinal vowels are often referred to by a number as well as by their symbols.’
- ‘An analysis is presented of the recording of the cardinal vowels made by Daniel Jones.’
- ‘The links at the bottom of this section are to diagrams of acoustic data plotted onto cardinal vowel charts.’
- ‘By ` map ’, we mean take each vowel sound and discover which of the cardinal vowels it most closely resembles.’
- ‘Leave it to the IPA to reserve the usual print glyph for ‘a’ for a cardinal vowel sound that is hardly ever used in any language.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.