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Pronunciation correction for Slavic and Farsi L1's

 
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charliesdad



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:22 pm    Post subject: Pronunciation correction for Slavic and Farsi L1's Reply with quote

Hi Forum!

One of my new students comes from Bulgaria. Similar to some of the Russians I have met, he pronounces "have" as "hef" (sorry my phonetics knowledge is a bit poor and I'm in a hurry or I would write it out with IPA symbols) and "so" as "saou." Does anyone have a suggestion about resources for teachers and students about patterns of Slavic L1 pronunciation interference and suggestions for correcting these patterns?

Thanks!

CD

PS As a Canadian, I have lots of material comparing French and English grammar, pronunciation and the like. My resources for other language groups are wanting. I have another student who speaks Dari (Afghan Farsi) and I don't have much to go on.
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fluffyhamster



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried Swan & Smith's Learner English? It has chapters on two Slavonic languages (Russian and Polish), and Farsi.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5jVgD1_MvoQC&dq=swan+leaner+english&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
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charliesdad



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fluffy for suggesting this fascinating reference! The link you provided allows for extensive previewing of the book's contents.
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charliesdad



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well. not the link but the site/web page the link points to (to which it points?). Ahhh, I'm trying to be sooo perfect I can't stand myself!! Come to think of, "to stand myself?" "To sit myself?"

Time to go watch some TV... Smile
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eeaston



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/phono.html

Ted Power has a page of information.

Eva Easton
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charliesdad



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Thanks for post Reply with quote

Thanks Eva -- CD
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