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Mispronounced words.

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 17 May, 2021 07:46 am
@izzythepush,
Imitations, not limitations, bloody spell check.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 17 May, 2021 04:36 pm
Want to piss of someone from San Francisco? Just call it ‘Frisco.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 18 May, 2021 01:13 pm
Many words ending in "ile" are now pronounced in the English manner.

Rept'-l is now usually rep'-tile with a long "i", though I pronounce it the old way and get funny looks. Versatile, guided missile, and others are often pronounced with the long "I". Guided miss'-aisle. Sounds funny to me.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 18 May, 2021 01:15 pm
@Ragman,
I don’t want to upset anyone, so I’ll call it Sanny Franny just to be on the safe side.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 18 May, 2021 01:20 pm
@Joeblow,
Joeblow wrote:

Victuals = Vittles. I had no idea!

Timbre. I definitely do not say tam ber.

Clothes seems easy to me. Long o




Timbre, or tone color, is pronounced tamber. Timbre may be the British spelling of timber.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 09:52 am
@coluber2001,
I say them both pretty much the same way. It's only in context that anyone would discern a difference in meaning when I'm speaking. And I've always thought of timbre with respect to sound, not colour! I'm going to look it up Smile Maybe another Canadian will come along to tell us how they say it.

I'm guessing that timbre and timber are seperate words in British English, too. I want to say I'm certain (!) But whatthehelldoiknow?
Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 10:16 am
@Joeblow,
You can listen to it on Webster's. I'd post a link for easy access but it's a pita with this phone. I don't hear tam ber. Lol. I don't! Anyone else?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 10:34 am
@Joeblow,
I think Columber was being ironic.

Over here timbre is pronounced tambruh.


Websters is an American dictionary with American pronunciations.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 12:10 pm
I don't think I have ever written or spoken timbre in 78 years.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 01:08 pm
Timbre or tone color can be described as the difference between the same note played on different instruments, faor instance, a middle C on a piano and a trombone.
izabella40
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 10:44 pm
@coluber2001,
I use audio options in the dictionaries to confirm the pronunciation.

Hear the facade pronunciation different from as it spelt.
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izabella40
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2021 10:50 pm
@coluber2001,
I pronounce it as "plan tein"

what about the pronunciation of "facade" ?
Joeblow
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 04:51 am
@izzythepush,
: )

Ah. I just found it on the Oxford website.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 04:55 am
@coluber2001,
Thank you! I'm really enjoying this thread.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 05:14 am
@izabella40,
Fass as in gas ‘ard as in rock.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 05:22 am
@izzythepush,

we say fuh-SOD...
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 05:45 am
@Region Philbis,
That is very different.

It was one of the answers on Pointless yesterday, the category was words that can be spelled using just the letters of musical notes so A B C D E F & G.

I got the best answer surname of Jack, rebel leader during reign of Henry VI.

It’s Jack Cade who replies to one of Shakespeare’s best lines.

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 01:15 pm
Thanks to the BBC now we know there is a better way--2 ways--of saying isn't it, idnit and innit. It hasn't caught on in the US yet, though.

A quick and to the point way to say 'isn't it'
"It sure is a nice day, idnit?

izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 01:17 pm
@coluber2001,
Oop North they say in’t it.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2021 01:19 pm
@coluber2001,
I’m not aware of hearing idnit at all.

Sorry.

Innit is more a London/Essex thing.
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