Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm (Updated: February 16, 1:02 am)
By Art Trujillo
After years of having graded essays of kids all the way from seventh grade through their senior year, I encountered my share of words like “nuke-you-lerr” when the students meant “nuclear.”
Why is it so difficult? Why does this combination of nasals, plosives, vowels and glides make even scientists struggle — sometimes not even realizing it’s grating on others?
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