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English pronunciation
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:06:08 AM »
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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Re: English pronunciation
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 10:55:12 AM »
Love it!
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Re: English pronunciation
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 11:10:53 AM »
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.
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Re: English pronunciation
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 11:16:21 AM »
 :) Fantastic.
Terpichore got me.  Apparently.

Really glad I don't have to learn that language.  I already speak English good. ;D
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 09:27:24 PM by pinnah »

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Re: English pronunciation
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
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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.

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