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A Chic Approach to the Chaos of CH


A Chic Approach to the Chaos of CH
I �ve just put up another new lesson plan/activity all about working our way around the problems with CH and the sounds it likes to make. 
Go ahead have a look. Let me know what you think.  
There are plenty more ideas to make your lesson plans leading up to Christmas and beyond. 

11 Dec 2015      

United Kingdom

Well I like it, but I miss Alex �s pronunciation of �ch � North of Berwick-on-Tweed
I guess if you �re in Spain that �s exactly the sound you �re trying to get them NOT to use, right?
I think using colours is very smart. I �m a big believer in the power of visuals to reinforce messages and to help recall.

11 Dec 2015     

United Kingdom

Our Hibernian cousins have more or less the same pronunciation (fricative /x/). I only just discovered that there are at least three nuances in the pronunciation of the anglicised word �lough � (cognate with Scottish �loch �) � depending on whether you come from Ulster, Connaught or Munster:
Just remembered: I�ve always had a wee affection for Liverpool possibly because Liverpudlians are also likely to use the voiceless fricative /x/ � due presumably to the massive immigration from Ireland in the 19th century after the Famine (although my daughter who lived there for a couple of years also ascribes it to the Welsh influence- Wales isn�t too far away). Just listen to some of the early interviews with the Beatles or other Merseybeaters.

11 Dec 2015     

United Kingdom

I had to look "ochone � up! Oxforddictionaries.com think it rhymes with �trombone �, which sounds suspect to me.
Are there many other words with the fricative /x/ that have passed into usage outside Scotland from Gaelic? I always use the �loch � example, but there must be more?
Then I found a recording from 1901 (1901!!!) Joseph O � Mara - Ochone When I Used To Be Young
1901! And you can just press a button wherever you are and listen to it! It �s like time travel and omnipresence rolled into one for the price of a monthly payment to your ISP.

11 Dec 2015