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It's Been Said Before

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It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Academic Paper

Title: Indonesian
Author: Craig D. Soderberg
Institution: Foundation for Endangered Languages, SIL International
Author: Kenneth S. Olson
Institution: SIL International & University of North Dakota
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Subject Language: Indonesian
Abstract: Indonesian is an Austronesian language, closely related to Malay. Malay served as a lingua franca throughout the Malay Archipelago for centuries, and a variant of Malay was adopted as the official language of Indonesia when independence was declared in 1945. The variety described here is sometimes referred to as Standard Indonesian. Its autoglossonym is ‘Bahasa Indonesia’.


This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 38, Issue 2.

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