The vowel "R", and other linguistic curiosities


A vowel? Yep! I’ll show you spectrograms of various words to illustrate how “R” is just as much a vowel as “E” and “I”. Of course there’s also the vowels “Y” and “W”, but those are a little more obvious. You’ll leave with a basic understanding of phonetics as well as a soft spot in your heart for the vowel “R”.

Aaron Parecki


Aaron Parecki is a Portland-based PHP developer and GPS fanatic. He has been fascinated with mapping since the age of 6, when he began tracing the routes of family road trips on a foldable map with a highlighter. This interest has grown into groundbreaking new methods of location sharing and data collection.