Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Phonetic Pangrams

Say this sentence out loud...

“With tenure, Suzie’d have all the more leisure for yachting, but her publications are no good.”

You probably noticed that this sentence gave your mouth a bit of a workout.  That's because it's a phonetic pangram, a sentence that includes all 40 sounds (called phonemes to get technical about it) in the English language, packed into just 16 words.  Your mouth had to make every sound you know in a short period of time, rapidly adjusting along the way.  A few other phonetic pangrams can be found at this link.

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