I'm thinking of making some kind of improvement of tag.

Say, we have an English Learner who is a native speaker of a certain language.
He/she has phonetic habits likewise the other speakers of the same language.
He typically make the same mistakes or has typical problems, for example:

...and so on.

My question is, should we make a set of specific tags like "pronunciation-italian" to help users quickly find questions they need?
Other ideas would be also helpful.

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Creating tags like would mean to artificially create a distinction between questions. A question about pronunciation asked by a native speaker of Italian could be interesting also for native speakers of other languages. For example, as far as I know, also in Spanish the h is always silent, contrary to English where the h is pronounced in house, but not in hour.

Knowing which language users natively speak can be useful to make them understand the pronunciation of the word (e.g. the h in house is probably pronounced like Spanish people pronounce the j in Alejandro), but that information doesn't deserve its own tag, or be added to a tag used for the question.

  • I could be wrong about the pronunciation of j in Spanish, but as far as I recall, the Spanish equivalent of ha ha is jaja.
    – apaderno
    Jan 25, 2013 at 14:40

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