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Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Nov 19 18:48:44 GMT 2007

on 11/19/2007 9:27 AM Drew Marshall spake the following:
> On Mon, November 19, 2007 13:31, Rob Sterenborg wrote:
>>>> So, we read and hear a lot of English although our pronunciation may
>>>> be horrible. However, there are a lot of words less commonly used
>>>> that a lot of people have never heard of and would never use so I
>>>> think, as a native English speaker, you'd spot the difference.
>>> If we ever meet in person... Your view of my command of the language
>>> will degrade pretty fast:-):-). One might know a word intimately, but
>>> have never ever heard it pronounced... Makes for some quite hilarious
>>> misconceptions/misunderstandings....:-)
>> Heheh, you mean something like this? Try it; I think I get most right..
>> ;-)
>> http://baetzler.de/humor/english_pronounciation.html
>> Actually, I think you'd be able to understand me perfectly well, but
>> hearing all kinds of accents ("real" English, southern American-English,
>> [add your flavour here]) and not speaking the language natively or often
>> with others will most probably make ones pronunciation, well, funny, I
>> think. :-) Oh well, so be it. ;^P
> Thing is you guys would know where to begin and taking Peter's point that Yale
> might sound like jail but I wouldn't even know where to begin with most
> languages. I can manage a bit of broken Spanish in a Fawlty Towers sort of way.
> My grasp of Nordic languages fails just after 'Volvo' and 'Saab'!
> Mind you I can understand the drive to learn English. Most dubbed films are just
> not there at all. It's quite distressing when you hear Angelina Jolie sounding
> like she ought to have chest hair!
Doesn't she?
In her "Tombraider" flicks, she seems capable of routing any male, although 
most might not put up too much of a fight! ;-P

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