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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:
Linguistics Student:
English Professor:
Linguistics Student: ....Oh whoops. English class.
Linguistics Student: a e i o u
Linguistics Student: Five.
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