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On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Kjell Rehnström <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Cheng-Zhong Su skrev:
>
>> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM, Kjell Rehnström <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Coughts were put in where s were supposed to be in very normal
>>> utterances,
>>> so there were normal words with normal vowels, just without proper
>>> s-sounds.
>>>
>>> Kjell R
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Cough sounds strange, it seems like VC that is әh, similar that aha and
>> at.
>>
>> Cheng-Zhong Su
>>
>>
> The interesting thing here is that there were many in the test group thad
> did not think about the couchs. If, because they did not hear them
> accoustically or that they as it were heard them but that their brains
> substituded the coughs with the s that there should be.
>
> Our languages have a lot of redundancy in them and therefore we don't get
> stuck on details that are unimportant to us in a given situation.
>
> An example. If I pronounce one particular English word it is very possible
> that a native English speaker woun't hear it properly because the listener
> is disturbed by my Swedish accent, but if I speak a whole sentence or am
> speaking at length the listener will be able to attone their brain to my
> speech. That's how it works for me whenn speaking Swedish to people who are
> not native speakers.
>
> Kjell R

Do you mean the context helps people to adjust the wrong accent that you
send to them?
Cheng-Zhong Su