Is the L silent in calm?
The answer is the year 1066 and 2000 years of invasions, occupations, and political complexities that go far beyond “correctness.” “Calm” does, in fact, have a silent L because of 1066; however, in some regions it has a lightly pronounced L. Why? Because that’s how language works naturally over time.
How do you pronounce Volce?
What voice means?
(Entry 1 of 2) 1a : sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx especially : sound so produced by human beings. b(1) : musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat. (2) : the power or ability to produce musical tones.
Is there an app for pronouncing words?
ELSA Speak: English Accent Coach (Android/iOS)
Well, there’s an app that lets you do just that. Focused on American English, ELSA Speak comes with speech recognition technology that’ll help you correctly pronounce common English words and phrases.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.