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Pronunciation Section?

Postby Slava » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:22 pm

What do the Agorans think of adding a new section on Pronunciations? I'm thinking of things like saying the-A-ter for theater, or ashphalt for asphalt. It would help add to the understanding of where things are said and how. Here are a couple of links that might help you decide:

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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:45 pm

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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby bnjtokyo » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:34 am

How do you propose to indicate the various pronunciations since we can't easily use diacritical marks, Trager-Smith or the IPA?
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Slava » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:39 am

One thing that would help would be to get the accented characters box back. However, using the method the Dr. uses for the daily word seems to work for most.
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sat May 17, 2014 10:58 pm

What's wrong with Most Often Mispronounced Words that updating wouldn't solve?
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Dr. Goodword » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:24 pm

It is up and running. Sorry for the delay.
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:59 pm

Just today, my wife was telling my daughter about a conversation with out grandson. Vivian said she often didn't know how to pronounce some of the newer words, often computer lingo, that she had read but never heard. In that conversation, she mentioned a word she did know how to pronounce and proceded to mispronounce it. Probably we can all relate here.
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby bnjtokyo » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:52 am

And what was/were the word/s pronunciation/s involved? Please provide the details.
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:43 pm

The two words she mentioned in conversation were chipotle and latte. Neither were computer words, though she mentioned having trouble with those.
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby bnjtokyo » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:10 pm

But how did she pronounce them?

Which gets us to the key question in connection with this Pronunciation Section: how do we indicate pronunciations here? Are there any guidelines? If so, where?
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby bnjtokyo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:51 am

Also, if you were to click on the link to the new Pronunciation section, the following message appears: "You do not have the required permissions to read topics within this forum." So it does not seem to be "up and running" yet.
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Re: Pronunciation Section?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:14 pm

On reading that the QB for my favorite Saints had injured his "left oblique," I had to look up the muscle. (It's beside the abs.) that reminded me that while in the ROTC as a college freshman, the drill sergeant taught us a movement called the right or left oblique. But he is the only one who pronounced it with a long I, to rhyme with white. Anyone else ever hear it that way? I assumed it sounded more clearly on the parade ground.
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