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    Bulgarian language is an Eastern European language that consists of six vowels and thirty-five consonant phonemes. The vowels are (i, ɛ, a, ɜ, ɔ, u). On the other hand, American English contains of fifteen vowels and twenty-four consonant phonemes. The contrast between the numbers of vowels in those two quite distinctive languages is not the only dissimilarity. The main problem is the difference between the types of vowels that exist in both phonetic systems. American English consist of lax and tense vowels, while Bulgarian language consists only of lax ones. The distinction between lax and tense vowels is technical and consists mainly in the phonetics. Lax vowels are shorter in sound compared to the tense ones, which are longer in sound. As it can be seen from the English phonetic charts below /i/ and /u/ are tense vowels, and /ɪ/ and /ʊ/ are lax vowels. In Bulgarian phonetic chart, there is no such distinction, because all of its vowels are lax. Therefore, the representation of the vowels /i/ and /u/ in the Bulgarian phonetic chart, should not be misinterpret for the English ones. The paper looks specifically at the distinction between lax and tense vowels in these two languages, and emphasizes on how the lack of tense vowels, affects the pronunciation of Bulgarian native speakers who speak English as a second language. The contrast between English and Bulgarian phonology had been discussed in various publications through the years. Andrei Danchev (1990) examined the…

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    `Pronunciation Syllabus TESL 566 Fall 2016 Carson-Newman University Introduction I Am an Arab student, and also an English teacher in my country, here in Saudi Arabia. I thought that it was important to chip in at a few talking shortcomings of KSA understudies. Along these lines, I chose to pick my friend Amjed Albalawi as my objective understudy. Amjed Albalawi is 22 years of age, and has a one year and four-month tyke. He has…

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    vignettes from a storybook, perfect for telling a fairytale. To complement this storytelling, the narrator is shown onstage in modern attire, telling the story in a conversational manner to the audience. Through its minimal sets and effects, the theatrical production promulgates the fantastical setting and fairy-tale elements, thereby keeping the real world (the audience) separate from the magical, and these elements are reminders to the audience that what they are witnessing is pure fiction.…

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    In the Book The color purple by Alice Walker the main character Celie is a very shy and timid women throughout the book, she has learned to never speak her mind and has always let men control everything about who she is. In a passage in the book, For the first time Celie demonstrates that standing up to those who once scared you or harmed you will give you an amazing strength to be confident in who you are and what you can do. The passage has a tone of strength and confidence on Celie’s part,…

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    When someone is an extremely anxious individual, there something in them that cannot stop their worry of typically malicious thoughts. These thoughts manifest themselves in their minds and create more anxiety. On occasion enough anxiety has been created to allow it to affect their lives. One such disorder is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is the excessive worry of a variety of situations. When an individual is unable to control this worry, it creates physical symptoms such as…

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    give the feeling of implied motion of the girl removing a mask in a back and forth motion. The mask is cracked which gives a sense of continuous use and makes it seem like it is very fragile. The tears give implied motion as well, since they give the illusion of them streaming from the eye down the cheek. The lines make the viewers eyes move around the drawing and making the complete picture come together from all angles. It’s as though you can feel the wind moving her dark hair around in the…

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    INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a life-supporting modality that is used in a significant proportion of ICU patients. Although this modality is designed to save life and comfort the patient, it is usually associated with several distressing situations facing the mechanically ventilated patient(1). This distress may include anxiety and agitation related to fear of pain or dying, discomfort, immobility, dyspnea, emotional distress, confusion, inability to relax, lack of sleep,…

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    Relationships are hard and confusing. You don't know how they are going to end up. You also don’t know if you will marry the person you are dating. The best story that explains this is “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen. This is because the message is more revealed through the dialogue and characters in the story. In “The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen, the message is war doesn't just affect the soldiers, but also their loved ones. Mrs. Drover has lost her lover in the war and she still…

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    There is a lot of tenseness in the relationship due to John’s infidelity. 2. The scene here is very awkward because neither character knows exactly what to say; it sets up a very tense and uncomfortable relationship between them. 3. She doesn’t particularly seem to enjoy the affection; she is very distant. 4. He wants to fix all of the witchcraft business in Salem. He also may still have feelings for Abigail. 5. Mary Warren. She compares Mary to a mouse because she doesn 't really stick up for…

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    time moved on, the sculptors were using heavier materials that could not be held upright, so they were having to balance the figures on some sort of object. The sculpture Man Scraping Himself is one of the main reasons I believe why the unnamed sculpture is from the Late Classical Period. Man Scraping Himself has some of the same characteristics as the unnamed sculpture, both of the sculptures are in contrapposto pose, with the same leg stance. Both of the figures seem to using the same…

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