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The usual syllable division given for sequences like /ɪh/ in English is /ɪ.h/. Lax vowels can end syllables in some contexts "English syllables don't end in lax vowels such as /æ ʌ ʊ ɪ/ etc" is not actually easy to support as an exceptionless rule, so most theories of syllabification recognize exceptions. The most obvious example of a word with a ...


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There's a dialect question as to what the pronunciation of "behave" is – I say [bəˈhɛiv], Jlawler says (I guess) [biˈhɛiv]. I say [biˈhɛd] but I've heard [bəˈhɛd]. We grew up in different towns, I think. You can't have the lax vowels in unstressed open syllables, which is why I reduce it to schwa, and it's just random chance as far as selecting a ...


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Indeed, English Language Learners Stack Exchange is really the right place to ask such questions: https://ell.stackexchange.com/ Also, you can ask it at English Language & Usage SE: https://english.stackexchange.com/ Anyhow, “how long” + “work” does require Perfect and Continuous. It's irrelevant whether he still has that job or not, all you want to ...


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Linguists generally distinguish literal entailment vs. pragmatic implicature. As for literal entailment, "A or B" mean "A or B" and if A and B both happen to be true, that's okay as well. But "Chicken or beef" literally is not a proposition and it has no truth value. However, the construction pragmatically implies "You are ...


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I'm one of the two people who suggested that term. I'm completely fine with having the plural be "animae". The only reason I didn't like it is that I'm not familiar with any other "-ae" plural occuring in English, and at least when pronounced in the way one would (I think) use in German, it just sounds awful to me. So the main reason I &...


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CommonCrawl crawls the web and freely provides its archives and datasets to the public. Common Crawl's web archive consists of petabytes of data collected since 2011. It completes crawls generally every month. It's a few billion pages (petabytes of data). You can find versions of it that are already cleaned, de-duplicated and split by language. https://...


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What about 1 Billion Word Language Model Benchmark? It is freely available for download. Also you might find this Reddit thread useful for other corpus' links.


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In the third volume of his Accents of English (pp.550-1), Wells notes that, in the southern United States, dark /l/ may be realised as velar [ʟ] rather than velarised alveolar [ɫ], especially in the sequence /əl/. I've also heard anecdotal reports of dark /l/ being produced as [ʟ] by speakers from the UK but am not aware of any published work corroborating ...


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Tl;dr I wouldn't attribute it to quill pens at all. One important thing to remember is that spelling has not always been uniform. Unlike many other languages, English has never had a central authority that decides what is proper English and what isn't; in the early 19th century, Noah Webster decided to overhaul spelling in his dictionary, and because of that ...


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Why are you not making that list yourself? Take a Corpus that has a CLAWS7 Tagset (e.g. MICASE) and extract a wordlist using for example AntConc or CQPweb. This is not really hard to do and will give you a much better understanding of how to acquire and process linguistic data. For example if you use CQPweb simply use the position attributes to search for ...


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From what I see you confuse several things here. On the one hand you cannot take like and just change the word class. And then argue it has a different meaning. For example when you use like as a adjective. It needs a noun after it. Otherwise it won't be able to act as an adjective. And when I say after it I mean directly after it. A determiner in between ...


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