phonology’s biggest mystery

The deepest, darkest, most impenetrably infathomable question in the entire history of British, European, and American phonology all rolled into one squirming mass of intellectual energy: revealed.

  • What on earth was JR Firth talking about?

Prosodies, phonematic units, paradigms and syntagms, and far-reaching distrust of the phoneme. How I wish I understood this stuff.

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