February 10, 2009

The Bossy R

When you were learning to read, did you ever learn about "The Bossy R"?

R-controlled vowels in words like "car" or "butter" have a special sound. In Philadelphia, there wasn't a lot of emphasis on how to pronounce a "bossy r", but when we moved to Boston, the kids got a lot of school time on how to pronounce those R's.

Maybe the Boston schools are trying to eliminate the Boston accent?

Posted by David at February 10, 2009 07:16 AM
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