Here are some funny English pronunciation videos I found!


Nice videos. If I were to teach exceptions to my students, I would take a different route.

(1 ) Great vowel shift is not uniform. That's why we have two sets of pronunciations: ( a ) bear, tear, wear, swear vs.
( b ) fear, sear, shear, hear, rear, beard. The former vowel is lower than the latter in the vowel space.

(2) paper vs. pepper. The presence of geminated (double) consonants indicates that the first consonant is closing the first syllable: that's why we have pep, instead of pay. That's how short vowels were indicated in Middle and Old Englishes. This is common in Dutch and German orthography, if I recall correctly.
I want to get it very much ,but I can't see it.