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Breaking Out The Broken English : Code Switch : NPR

A little part of me cringes every time I do it, but at this point it’s second nature.
It’s hard to describe in words, but it involves a lot of leveling, a lot of smoothing. The tongue stays closer to the center of the mouth rather than doing the pronounced, defined highs and lows that shape the L and R sounds. The vocal cords vibrate in smooth, singing tones rather than……. read more


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