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Post by stuward » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:00 am

I went to a basic fitness theory crse at the YMCA this weekend. I was polite and kept my mouth shut most of the time.

There were 2 words that the instructor used that her pronouncian was different than mine.

Cervical
Skeletal

I use the traditional way for both, accent on the first sylable and no long vowels.
She accented the second sylables and used long vowels for the middle vowels.

It turns out both are right, at least in the UK.
http://slb-ltsu.hull.ac.uk/awe/index.ph ... unciation)
http://slb-ltsu.hull.ac.uk/awe/index.php?title=Skeletal



I'm curious as to what you guys think?

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Post by robertscott » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:06 am

I'm with you on this Stuward, but I've heard both used.

I have a friend of mine who calls his oven an "oh-ven". Really bugs me.

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Post by Jebus » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:36 pm

I've never herd anyone pronounce those words as to how the intructor said it.

Some words I actually prefer the british version, like Schedule as shedual.

Soo.... what did they, "teach," you at this fitness course?

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Post by stuward » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:12 pm

Jebus wrote:I've never herd anyone pronounce those words as to how the intructor said it.

Some words I actually prefer the british version, like Schedule as shedual.

Soo.... what did they, "teach," you at this fitness course?
Nothing I didn't already know but I need it for the next course.

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Post by Nevage » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:04 am

I say 'serve-ickle' and skel-eetle.

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:39 am

What is the correct pronunciation of the word pronounciation? Or how would you pronounce pronounciation?

Sorry stu. It just struck me as kind of funny (in my twisted way) and I know I should be the last one to be the spelling police.

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Post by stuward » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:45 am

It's OK , later I spelled it pronouncian.

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:10 pm

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KON tri bute vs. kan TRIB ute

We get visiting doctors and medical students from all over the world, so I hear a lot of variations of English. I pretty much get used to it. The local English is pretty much patterned after Australian, but with a few twists.

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Post by Rucifer » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Sherbet. I say it "Sher bert" cause that's how me and every person I know say it. Then some wannabe english professor goes on and on about how there is no r in the second syllable there so it's pronounced "Sher bet". How do you guys say it? Oh and if English was always logical, then Knight would sound KA night ;)

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Post by Jungledoc » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:55 am

English is not logical, but sherbet is sherbet. "Sherbert" is worse than fingernails on a chalk board.

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Post by robertscott » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:00 am

Jungledoc wrote:English is not logical, but sherbet is sherbet. "Sherbert" is worse than fingernails on a chalk board.
yeah I hate that! And when people call liquorice "liquorish"

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Post by Jebus » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:02 pm

robertscott wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:English is not logical, but sherbet is sherbet. "Sherbert" is worse than fingernails on a chalk board.
yeah I hate that! And when people call liquorice "liquorish"
lol I say Sherbert and Liquorish. One time I said "Salmon"

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