The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
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1004 VOWEL represents such a speech sound (also vowel letter). In general
usage, the distinction between vowels in speech and writing is not always clearly
made, but linguists and phoneticians seek to keep the two kinds of vowel distinct.
1006 VOWEL QUANTITY for example, the I'd in sheep is a close front spread
vowel, the III in ship a semi- high front unrounded vowel. Cardinal vowels. While
this general classification provides an approximate description of vowel quality, it
In many varieties, short vowels may have greater duration than long vowels: for
example, /a/ in jazz may be longer than I'd in sleep. To avoid the confusion, some
phoneticians consider it preferable to treat the length mark as a mark of quantity ...
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