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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#181  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 11, 2016 10:47 pm

The_Piper wrote:Eedinberg is how I say it. British people say Eddinberg right?

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THWOTH wrote:Squirrel.

1, 2 or 3 syllables?

Germans cannot say this word.

Funny thing is, we can't say their word for the same animal, either.
What's the German word?

I haven't come across anything I can't pronounce yet. The French r, simple. Rolling R, simple. That breathy thing that Arabs do, simple. Pronouncing simple in British, simpoo. 8-)

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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#182  Postby The_Piper » Nov 11, 2016 11:04 pm

The_Metatron wrote:
The_Piper wrote:Eedinberg is how I say it. British people say Eddinberg right?

The_Metatron wrote:
THWOTH wrote:Squirrel.

1, 2 or 3 syllables?

Germans cannot say this word.

Funny thing is, we can't say their word for the same animal, either.
What's the German word?

I haven't come across anything I can't pronounce yet. The French r, simple. Rolling R, simple. That breathy thing that Arabs do, simple. Pronouncing simple in British, simpoo. 8-)

Not a chance you would escape detection as non-native: eichhörnchen

Ikehornchen? :lol:
I didn't say I could escape detection as a non-native. Just the native Mainers know I'm not from here, even though the accent in this part of Maine is usually grouped in with the one I had from living in Massachusetts.
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#183  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 11, 2016 11:53 pm

Well, you can't really claim proper pronunciation if it wouldn't pass as native, can you? Being understood isn't the same thing, man.
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#184  Postby The_Piper » Nov 12, 2016 12:57 am

The_Metatron wrote:Well, you can't really claim proper pronunciation if it wouldn't pass as native, can you? Being understood isn't the same thing, man.

I never said I could pass as a native anywhere, and I don't know any foreign languages but I can make all of the sounds that I said. It's easy.
I could add that I spoke in a fake British accent recently for my cousin to make him laugh, and he said I sounded just like one. :lol:
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#185  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 12, 2016 12:59 am

The only Maine I can speak is Bah Hahba. Had a roommate from there once. What a goddamn accent.
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#186  Postby The_Piper » Nov 12, 2016 2:22 am

Bah Haba, beautiful place, right on Mount Desuhdilind. Acadia National Pahk. :mrgreen:
Some people along the coast have really thick accents, it's like one sub-species of the "classic" Maine accent.
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#187  Postby RobM » Nov 12, 2016 6:30 am

The_Piper wrote:Eedinberg is how I say it. British people say Eddinberg right?

Not quite - Eddinborough
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#188  Postby Scar » Nov 12, 2016 8:07 am

I heard some say it Edinbruuh
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#189  Postby RobM » Nov 12, 2016 8:20 am

Scar wrote:I heard some say it Edinbruuh

Not heard that myself but ... What is always the case is that the g is not pronounced. Edinburgh does not rhyme with iceberg.
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#190  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 12, 2016 9:31 am

The_Piper wrote:Eedinberg is how I say it. British people say Eddinberg right?

That's what you would think, as that would be the logical way to pronounce the sequence of letters that make up the name.
But I have it on the authority of several locals that it's pronounced Edinbrah.
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#191  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 12, 2016 9:31 am

Scar wrote:I heard some say it Edinbruuh

:this:
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#192  Postby Scot Dutchy » Nov 12, 2016 9:40 am

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Scar wrote:I heard some say it Edinbruuh

Not heard that myself but ... What is always the case is that the g is not pronounced. Edinburgh does not rhyme with iceberg.


In Edinburgh there is a clear distinct class difference in pronouncing the city's name but no one would pronounce as the English 'borough'. Gentile pronounces Edinburgh as two syllables 'Edin' and 'burgh' which means mound. The 'r' is rolled slightly. In arso Edinburgh it is Ed-in-bruuh. Common is Edin-bur-rah.
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#193  Postby The_Piper » Nov 13, 2016 1:17 pm

That's as bad as us pronouncing Worcester, Wooster (woos rhymes with hoof). Or Woburn Wooburn. Peabody, Peebuhdee. Etc. But I don't think I'm surprising any British people with those. Stoughton is Stoh-in. Wow we kept the exact British pronunciation on that one. :teef:
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Massachusetts might give some people problems too.
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#194  Postby Fallible » Nov 13, 2016 5:28 pm

Eddinbruh (Edinburgh), Middles-bruh (Middlesborough), Wuster (Worcester), Wustersheer (Worcestershire), Toaster (Towcester), Bister (Bicester), Syrencester (Cirencester), Lester (Leicester), Lestersheer (Leicestershire), Hurstmon Zoo (Herstmonceux), Bis-pam (Bispham), Bish-am (Bisham), Mouzle (Mousehole), Shrowsbury (Shrewsbury - this one is controversial), Wizz Beach (Wisbech), Bermingum, with the 'g' sound as in 'sing', not 'get' (Birmingham - also controversial), Cohventree (Coventry), but Lundun (London), Woolsery (Woolfardisworthy), Mariz-aion (Marazion), Saulsbree (Salisbury), Morecum (Morecambe), Milton Keens (Milton Keynes), Falmuth (Falmouth), Alltringum (Altrincham), Beckonsfield (Beaconsfield), Bidiford (Bideford), Beever (Belvoir), Wellin (Welwyn)...and so on.
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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#195  Postby Scar » Nov 13, 2016 5:31 pm

Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Scar wrote:I heard some say it Edinbruuh

:this:

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Re: Words people with different native languages can't pronounce

#196  Postby Fallible » Nov 13, 2016 5:35 pm

The_Piper wrote:
The_Metatron wrote:Well, you can't really claim proper pronunciation if it wouldn't pass as native, can you? Being understood isn't the same thing, man.

I never said I could pass as a native anywhere, and I don't know any foreign languages but I can make all of the sounds that I said. It's easy.
I could add that I spoke in a fake British accent recently for my cousin to make him laugh, and he said I sounded just like one. :lol:


Did you say 'simpoo'? 'Cause it's more like 'simpuw' or 'simpow', or perhaps 'simpul'. If I said 'simpoo' to anyone, they would think I was simpuw. Or Japanese. :teef:
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#197  Postby Fallible » Nov 13, 2016 5:39 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
RobM wrote:
Scar wrote:I heard some say it Edinbruuh

Not heard that myself but ... What is always the case is that the g is not pronounced. Edinburgh does not rhyme with iceberg.


In Edinburgh there is a clear distinct class difference in pronouncing the city's name but no one would pronounce as the English 'borough'.


Err...which English 'borough'? Like, say, David Attenbruh? Or Middlesbruh? Or Scarbruh? They're pronounced the same.
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#198  Postby surreptitious57 » Nov 13, 2016 9:38 pm

Shrewsbury sometimes pronounced Shroesbury
Hermione pronounced Hermionee
Magdalene pronounced Maudlin
Siobhan pronounced Chevorn
Balliol pronounced Bayleeo

I always pronounce Descartes Daycar
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#199  Postby LucidFlight » Nov 13, 2016 9:50 pm

Fallible wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
RobM wrote:
Scar wrote:I heard some say it Edinbruuh

Not heard that myself but ... What is always the case is that the g is not pronounced. Edinburgh does not rhyme with iceberg.


In Edinburgh there is a clear distinct class difference in pronouncing the city's name but no one would pronounce as the English 'borough'.


Err...which English 'borough'? Like, say, David Attenbruh? Or Middlesbruh? Or Scarbruh? They're pronounced the same.


I liek to pronounce it Edd-in-barrow :teef:
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#200  Postby The_Piper » Nov 13, 2016 10:26 pm

Fallible wrote:
The_Piper wrote:
The_Metatron wrote:Well, you can't really claim proper pronunciation if it wouldn't pass as native, can you? Being understood isn't the same thing, man.

I never said I could pass as a native anywhere, and I don't know any foreign languages but I can make all of the sounds that I said. It's easy.
I could add that I spoke in a fake British accent recently for my cousin to make him laugh, and he said I sounded just like one. :lol:


Did you say 'simpoo'? 'Cause it's more like 'simpuw' or 'simpow', or perhaps 'simpul'. If I said 'simpoo' to anyone, they would think I was simpuw. Or Japanese. :teef:

Yeah I'd say it like simpuw. Which is the same as simpoo. :lol:
Fallible wrote:Eddinbruh (Edinburgh), Middles-bruh (Middlesborough), Wuster (Worcester), Wustersheer (Worcestershire), Toaster (Towcester), Bister (Bicester), Syrencester (Cirencester), Lester (Leicester), Lestersheer (Leicestershire), Hurstmon Zoo (Herstmonceux), Bis-pam (Bispham), Bish-am (Bisham), Mouzle (Mousehole), Shrowsbury (Shrewsbury - this one is controversial), Wizz Beach (Wisbech), Bermingum, with the 'g' sound as in 'sing', not 'get' (Birmingham - also controversial), Cohventree (Coventry), but Lundun (London), Woolsery (Woolfardisworthy), Mariz-aion (Marazion), Saulsbree (Salisbury), Morecum (Morecambe), Milton Keens (Milton Keynes), Falmuth (Falmouth), Alltringum (Altrincham), Beckonsfield (Beaconsfield), Bidiford (Bideford), Beever (Belvoir), Wellin (Welwyn)...and so on.
Of the ones that are in New England, most are pronounced similar or the same here. Saulsberry. I pronounce coventry cuvventry, but I never heard a resident of Coventry, RI pronounce it. I've been wrong before a lot. There are 2 that I can think of in Maine that kept the au for a sounds (Halowell and Saco), which amuses me because I was pronouncing them wrong before being corrected. Socko Maine?!?! :doh: :P ( I was calling it Sacko)
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