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pilvikki
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pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 27 Aug 2016, 18:51

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1edPxKqiptw&app=desktop

I'm half blind from my drops and half a asleep, but just wanted to ask if you guys agree on this being the definitive way to say these words?

seems to me I've heard some of them not conforming to this.

i'll listen tomorrow again.

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 27 Aug 2016, 19:43

LOL! I'd say that's pretty much the English pronunciation, except that neither and either's spoken with the "ei" as "ee", in some parts. I pronounce it as "eye".

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Re: pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 28 Aug 2016, 12:05

I do, too and thought that was actually odd. where in Britain would anyone use the ee?

or was it an American speaking, I can't tell...

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 28 Aug 2016, 15:39

I think he was American, but he did well with the words - probably due to the fact that there's not a huge difference between the way we speak. Our spelling might be different, but pronunciation's pretty much the same. I think we notice it more where words like "missile" and "you're" are used. We pronounce the"ile" as aisle, the Americans say "missle". "You're" always sounds the same as "your", whereas we sound it with a definite difference, but since some English people even get mixed up with "your" and "you're" - what the heck! : )

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Re: pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 28 Aug 2016, 16:59

so, how do you say them then?

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 28 Aug 2016, 18:30

Your (as in something which's yours) - rhymes with chore, core and door.

You're (abbreviated from "you are") rhymes with pure, cure - but NOT sure! LOL!!

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Re: pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 31 Aug 2016, 14:39

how about that? I've never noticed! :lol:

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 31 Aug 2016, 15:15

You probably pronounce it in the Canadian/American way, so it's normal for you. I think it's best to differentiate the words though, otherwise some people tend to put the wrong spelling down if they need to write "your" and "you're", and it's one thing which bugs me! LOL.

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Re: pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 31 Aug 2016, 15:54

I doubt it makes any difference, for it's the same people who consistently mix up their and they're and there, too. or to or two. :mrgreen:

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 31 Aug 2016, 16:03

They bug me as well!!! : )

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Re: pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 01 Sep 2016, 07:18

I do find doing that once in a while. no idea why. I also type and, instead of an an, and a few other mysterious r epeating blunders.

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 01 Sep 2016, 11:10

When you type,I suppose it comes down to how quickly the brain translates the words to the fingers, and that's why we might get typos. Some faux pas are going to happen with even the most proficient of typists, but getting the above examples mixed up just makes me think that they didn't learn English Language well enough. : (

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Re: pronounciation

Post by pilvikki » 01 Sep 2016, 19:22

I find it's mostly men who tend to get those all scrambled. probably for not being so interested in language, rather than, say, blowing up rockets...?

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Re: pronounciation

Post by Icey » 02 Sep 2016, 18:00

Probably. Despite there being some wonderful male authors and poets (the old ones were mostly male - Shakespeare, Dickens, Wordsworth ....) it's known that women take to English better than males do, and that males seem more adapted to the mechanics of maths than us women (generally speaking, this is). The latter's certainly true in my case. : (

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