Received pronunciation (RP)

Received Pronunciation (RP), also called the Queen’s (or King’s) English,[1] Oxford English or BBC English, is the accent of Standard English¬†in England, with a relationship to regional accents similar to the relationship in other European languages between their standard varieties… Read More ›

Silent bs and double ts

In English, the silent letters often wreak havoc with pronunciation. Silent bs can be¬†particularly¬†problematic: debt subtle dumb comb tomb thumb bomb, bomber, bombing, bombs¬†– most problematic for Swedish speakers since Swedish has the word¬†‘bomb’ and most¬†Swedish¬†teachers of English teach bomb… Read More ›