Sam Wood - Babbel Magazine
Articles by Sam
What Are Diphthongs, And How Common Are They?
If you’re studying linguistics, languages or even singing, you’ve probably heard of diphthongs. Here’s an overview of what they are.
What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?
What is Received Pronunciation, and where does this British accent come from? We explore this and other terms (perhaps one we should use instead!).
How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?
How many English vowel sounds are there? Well, it depends on what variety of English we’re talking about. Here’s a brief overview for British and American English.
What Is A Glottal Stop, And How Does It Work In English?
The glottal stop is a pretty unique feature in the English language. Here’s what it is, how it’s used, and which other languages it appears in.
Connected Speech: What Is It And How Do You Use It?
What is connected speech and how does it manifest itself in English? One of our linguistics experts explains.
How To Update Your English Pronunciation
So you already speak English, but are you concerned that you sound a little too much like the Queen and not enough like Idris Elba? These tips are here to help.
How To Use Lexical Sets To Teach Yourself English Pronunciation
Are you looking to improve your English pronunciation? (Or maybe you’re just curious about how lexical sets work?) Here’s a quick guide to how to improve your accent with these handy tools.