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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 pm

I've always said it
Es-plin-odd
Sked-jewl
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby knowmad » Tue May 07, 2013 10:37 pm

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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby tummler » Wed May 08, 2013 6:21 am

I remember one of those rounds of the "Only people with American accents should teach English in our schools" movements. Some guy from Boston wrote in to the New York Times to object to that line of thinking, saying that when he was in elementary school back in the 50s, his Boston born-and-bred teacher used the following words as examples of homophones:

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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 am

We really hate it here in Nevada when people pronounce Nevada wrong.

It's not Neh vah duh. It's Nuh va duh. The first a should sound like the a in asshole.

Get it right people :coffee:
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed May 08, 2013 7:18 am

Whatever became of Ebonics?
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby ygmir » Wed May 08, 2013 7:43 am

lucky420 wrote:We really hate it here in Nevada when people pronounce Nevada wrong.

It's not Neh vah duh. It's Nuh va duh. The first a should sound like the a in asshole.

Get it right people :coffee:


I so agree. I live in CA , but in Nevada City, Nevada county.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed May 08, 2013 8:08 am

ygmir wrote: I live in CA , but in Nevada City, Nevada county.


Oh great, and all this time I've been trying to stalk you in Grass Valley. Damn it all.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby ygmir » Wed May 08, 2013 8:39 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
ygmir wrote: I live in CA , but in Nevada City, Nevada county.


Oh great, and all this time I've been trying to stalk you in Grass Valley. Damn it all.


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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby AntiM » Wed May 08, 2013 8:42 am

You say tomato, I say fuck you.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby knowmad » Wed May 08, 2013 9:53 am

There is no R in Washington.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby maryanimal » Wed May 08, 2013 10:30 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Whatever became of Ebonics?


I remember back in 1995 0r 1996 an Oakland school district wanted to teach ebonics.


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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Wed May 08, 2013 1:48 pm

There's no N in Couch
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby 48_love » Wed May 08, 2013 1:53 pm

I asked a dude from Scotland what was his first language. :oops:

They say the letter 'H' interestingly, as well.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby robbidobbs » Wed May 08, 2013 2:05 pm

ALL-monds. not AAmonds. This makes you sound like you're a hick.
Worse-ste-sheer. Just for the record.
OR-gun. Not Or-reh-gone. I pronounce a location like the locals. Just like Care-ah-bee-an. Not Cahribian.
And yes, there is no R in the word Wash.
Gonzo points out that Floridians pronounce hur-cin. It's not hur-IK-ane.

And can we please dispense with the word whilst?
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Eric » Wed May 08, 2013 3:54 pm

This is my favorite map of American English Dialects. The only thing that drives me crazy (as someone who grew up in the Southwest & now lives in SF) is that the map-maker assumes "Don" and "Dawn" are pronounced differently, while to me they're pronounced the same (D-ahn). I can't figure out how they would be pronounced any other way.

Large scale map (ie: legible) is on the site. Click the link or the image.

Prepare yourself, it's fucking technical insanity, with links to native regional speakers.
AmericanEnglishDialects.jpg


Oh, for me:
Woost-a-sheer
May-o (who says the "naise" bit?)
keh-chup
Nahlins
vi-tamins
que-pon
Es-pla-nod (short "a" at the end - does not rhyme with lemon-aid)
All-monds
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Eric » Wed May 08, 2013 3:56 pm

As an added bonus - it's "soda", not "pop"\
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 08, 2013 4:03 pm

native chicagoan here:
    worst' er sher
    may' uh naze
    ka' chup
    new or' linz
    vi' tuh minz
    koo' pon
    es' pluh nod
    all' munds

and for good measure:
    sa' min (salmon)
    feh' byoo air ee
    jew' luh ree
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeee heee heee heeeee! *burp*
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby mgb327 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:08 pm

My best friend is from Boston. I wear khakis, he starts his car with kahkis.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby 171/348 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:38 pm

Eric wrote:As an added bonus - it's "soda", not "pop"\
Moved from L.I. to Cleveland when I was 3. Not long after, I remember being downtown and ordering a soda and the woman behind the counter asked me what kind of ice cream I wanted. Quite possibly the most confused I have ever been.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 08, 2013 7:11 pm

Oddly enough, when I talk either and neither don't rhyme. But I can't tell which is I and which is eeeeeeee. It only happens wehn I'm not thinking about it.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Turtleburp » Wed May 08, 2013 7:37 pm

English...

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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Turtleburp » Wed May 08, 2013 7:41 pm

English...

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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Turtleburp » Wed May 08, 2013 7:50 pm

English - honetly and no I don't understnad everythin Geordies say and use the eyebrow technique.

What is the eyebore techniques, well for startes it's good for Scotts and the irish too and you watch eyebrows :
Up = good - nod and agree
Down = bad - shake head make noises of disapproval
no movement = unsure shrug noncomittaly or run away

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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Wed May 08, 2013 9:42 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Oddly enough, when I talk either and neither don't rhyme. But I can't tell which is I and which is eeeeeeee. It only happens wehn I'm not thinking about it.


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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby maryanimal » Wed May 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Ny-ther
Eye-ther

I used to be an aid in an ESL class, and it teaching them the difference between tear and tear, bear-bare, there, their they're etc. It was frustrating for them.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Sham » Thu May 09, 2013 1:10 am

tomato--tomato potato--potato

Never mind..... :roll:
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Thu May 09, 2013 1:40 am

Shambala wrote:tomato--tomato potato--potato

Never mind..... :roll:


As you can see from my screen name I've always said Patato so when I made my name when I was like 10 I spelled it how I said it.

I also say Tamato
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 09, 2013 9:26 am

Shambala wrote:tomato--tomato potato--potato

Never mind..... :roll:

Actually, the classic is "Let's call the whole thing off."
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby AntiM » Thu May 09, 2013 11:23 am

maryanimal wrote:Ny-ther
Eye-ther

I used to be an aid in an ESL class, and it teaching them the difference between tear and tear, bear-bare, there, their they're etc. It was frustrating for them.



I used to teach ESL, a lot would depend on the parent language. I worried less about accent, and more about communication basics, and when warranted, written academic skills. You never know your own language well until you attempt to teach it.
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Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Thecatman » Fri May 10, 2013 8:27 pm

lucky420 wrote:It's not Neh vah duh. It's Nuh va duh. The first a should sound like the a in asshole.


l have a friend from high school who lives near Columbia, Missouri. That's Missouruh, as opposed to Missouree.

l get the chills when l here someone say Neh vah duh, like they do on the Weather Channel. How Jen Carfagno said "Ee lie, Nehvahduh was -41 this morning" in one sentence was beyond me, as opposed to Ely :roll:, this past winter.
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