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#4500907 - 12/19/19 11:46 AM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Don't you live in the UK NoFlyBoy? So why would you say that most of the English you have been speaking is wrong?


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#4500909 - 12/19/19 12:07 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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In US. UK speaks more correct English than we do.

#4500910 - 12/19/19 12:09 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
In US. UK speaks more correct English than we do.



I find it odd then that you say "mum" instead of "mom". I'm 47 and I have never met an American in my entire life who says "mum" instead of "mom".


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#4500914 - 12/19/19 12:28 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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That's cos we Americans don't speak correct English. Mummy instead of Mommy.

#4500915 - 12/19/19 12:31 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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To be fair, the accents & dialects within the UK are at the same time more extreme than in the US, so for most of the UK, pronunciation is "wrong" smile

"Correct" pronunciation is probably something like (what we would call) "BBC English" smile


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#4500916 - 12/19/19 12:40 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
That's cos we Americans don't speak correct English. Mummy instead of Mommy.



Sorry but a "mummy" is what you find wrapped in bandages stored inside some dark tomb in Egypt.


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#4500938 - 12/19/19 04:45 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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When I first started babbling I said Mummy instead of Mommy and then it became Mum.

#4500942 - 12/19/19 05:22 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: bones]  
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Actually, dat-ah is singular and date-ah is plural.

Um, no. Datum is the singular and data is the plural. As for pronunciation of the plural, data, I believe dictionaries say that either is/both are acceptable. Rather like toe-MAY-toe / toe-MAH-toe.



In Latin, yes, but in engineering in terms of information, dat-ah is singular and date-ah is plural.

Kind of like how really it should be viri when we talk about more than one virus, which is correct in Latin, but in English we still say viruses.

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#4502924 - 01/07/20 07:13 AM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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#4502932 - 01/07/20 11:37 AM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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This isn't really a problem with pronunciation exactly but what's the deal with so many people now writing " could of", "would of", "should of" instead of "could HAVE", "would HAVE" and "should HAVE"? My guess it's because many people pronounce "have" as "of" since they leave out the "ha" part?


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#4502968 - 01/07/20 05:16 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
This isn't really a problem with pronunciation exactly but what's the deal with so many people now writing " could of", "would of", "should of" instead of "could HAVE", "would HAVE" and "should HAVE"? My guess it's because many people pronounce "have" as "of" since they leave out the "ha" part?

Pretty much, PM. They hear "could've" without knowing it's a contraction for "could have", and repeat it as "could of" even though that makes no sense whatsoever.


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#4503012 - 01/08/20 02:41 AM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Friend of mine is European and he can pronounce the R sound. I can't do that.

#4503046 - 01/08/20 11:45 AM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Friend of mine is European and he can pronounce the R sound. I can't do that.



Anyone who speaks Spanish can pronounce it very easily as well so basically 90% of Miami. biggrin


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#4503081 - 01/08/20 02:25 PM Re: Words that you can't pronounce no matter how hard you try ? [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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How do you do the R with your tongue?

I can't!

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