, and they do not agree in form with the noun they modify, as adjectives in most other Indo-European languages. Legacies of colonial English: Studies in transported dialects. This influence of English has led to concerns about language death, and to claims of linguistic imperialism, and has provoked resistance to the spread of English; however the number of speakers continues to increase because many people around the. In Lanehart, Sonja. Conventionally transcribed /r/. Some commonly used adjectives have irregular adverbial forms, such as good which has the adverbial form well. Department for Communities and Local Government (United Kingdom) (27 February 2007). 60 Now, do-support with the verb have is becoming increasingly standardised.) The use of progressive forms in -ing, appears to be spreading to new constructions, and forms such as had been being built are becoming more common. Australian Journal of Linguistics. One loaf of bread, two loaves of bread. There are many more vowel phonemes in English than there are single vowel letters ( a, e, i, o, u, w, y ). You you your yours yourselves 3rd. There are exceptions to these generalisations, often the result of loanwords being spelled according to the spelling patterns of their languages of origin or proposals by pedantic scholars in the early period of Modern English to mistakenly follow the.