Data Sets



Taiwanese + Malaysian — Tw : 328

S1 = Malaysian female
S2 = Taiwanese female

Context: S2 is talking about life in England.

S2 : ... so i love sitting by the fire drinking (.) whisky with my husband so (0.8) he taught me (1.2) well not taught me i’d learn it myself

Intended Word : taught

Heard as : told

Discussion : Although by the end of the utterance, S1 understands this perfectly well, she subsequently said that she initially heard the first taught as told. Indeed, the vowel sounds quite central, like [oʊ], and there is no [t] at the end. Furthermore, S2 has a tendency to vocalise her dark /l/, probably from her time in England, so it does sound rather like she would say told.