1. Vowels

    • English Professor:   Elementary question to ensure that you learned the things you should have learned in grade school: How many vowels are there in the English language?
    • Linguistics Student:   Oh! I know this! Depends on your accent, but most commonly argued somewhere from 12-15. But I've also heard the argument that we have as many as 20 vowels!
    • English Professor:  
    • Linguistics Student:  
    • English Professor:  
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    • English Professor:  
    • Linguistics Student:   ....Oh whoops. English class.
    • Linguistics Student:   a e i o u
    • Linguistics Student:   Five.