Voronof's snowdrop

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:04:33 PDT
no, the "k" and "q" are made with different parts of the mouth, it is not
just the "u" which makes them sound different. The k is produced with the
middle of the tounge against the palette and the tip of the tounge well
down. The "q" is made with the back of the tounge and the tip of the tounge
held up.
Equally  with "sh" and "sch" the sounds are created differently. This
disregard for pronunciation, despite good enunciation, makes many American
accents sound crass  to english speakers in Britain.
Peter (UK)

On 2 September 2014 23:26, penstemon <penstemon@q.com> wrote:

> and do you pronounce "kilt and "quilt" as indistinguishable too? In British
> English, for these, the mouth shapes differently and produces different
> sounds.
> In American English, too. "Kilt", and "kwilt". (I hardly ever use either
> word.)

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