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Title: English pronunciation
Post by: tschmidlin on January 04, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
Great poem - here's how it starts
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/12/23/english-pronunciation/

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Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
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Title: Re: English pronunciation
Post by: a10t2 on January 04, 2012, 05:55:12 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: English pronunciation
Post by: morticaixavier on January 04, 2012, 06:10:53 PM
that's funny, my wife just showed that to me last night. I wonder if there is a six degrees thing going on tom. or just a viral blip. I did fairly well. didn't get it perfect just reading it but I am pretty sure i know HOW to pronounce all those words.
Title: Re: English pronunciation
Post by: pinnah on January 04, 2012, 06:16:21 PM
 :) Fantastic.
Terpichore got me.  Apparently.

Really glad I don't have to learn that language.  I already speak English good. ;D
Title: Re: English pronunciation
Post by: euge on January 04, 2012, 06:26:11 PM
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If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour labor to reading six lines aloud.

I prefer American english.