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Offline Daniel

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Good illustrations of a chain shift?
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:23:33 AM »
I'm wondering if anyone knows of any particularly good illustration for chain shifts. I would like something that is visually engaging, because I want to show my students. Most of what is out there is limited, confusing or idealized. Are there any great examples that work out well visually?

This page is the closest I've seen:
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/phono_atlas/ICSLP4.html#Heading4

Those are pretty good and do get the idea across, but they're also small with weird phonetic notations, and not too interesting for students.

I assume someone must have made some great graphics for this :)
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Re: Good illustrations of a chain shift?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 01:44:27 AM »
The great vowel shift (aka, "why English spelling is terrible")?


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Re: Good illustrations of a chain shift?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 10:28:09 AM »
That's a particularly good image/illustration, and certainly on topic for the class. Thanks!
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