Appendix 2 Fragments of theatre plays
Play 1: Arms and the Man by G. B. Shaw
Fragment of Act (I illustrating changing habitual mispronunciations, in this case the stress pattern of “commander”):
CATHERINE [with surging enthusiasm] You can’t guess how splendid it is. A cavalry charge! Think of that! He defied our Russian commanders – acted without orders – led a charge on his own responsibility – headed it himself – was the first man to sweep through their guns43. And you! you kept Sergius waiting a year before you would be betrothed to him.
Fragment of Act III (illustrating practicing sound [h]):
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