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Friday, March 20, 2020

English Class 101: Right Pronunciations

Did you know these pronunciations?







I remember when i pronounced ''Suite'' as ''Sweet'' after i saw the right pronunciation Online many years ago.......I was Immediately corrected...The well learned Nigerian Lawyer asked me what type of sweet i meant and i explained and she said ''oh you mean ''Suit (Suyuit) where someone lodges in??


I used to pronounce YOT as YATCH..hehehehehehheeh

Make nobody come here pretend oooooo

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  1. Funny enough I know all of them.

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    1. Clean your mouth abeg.iro po

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    2. Wow!.. I was 'today yrs old' when I learnt how to properly pronounce mortgage and Satchet.. Oluwa o!
      We learn.. We move. ✌️

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    3. anon 13.02. Don't be silly. Some of us were lucky to have parents who taught us, while we learnt some in oral English classes.

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    4. @13:02 you obviously didn't do Oral English from JSS1 to SSS3.
      Besides you don't know where @12:33 grew up or educational background.

      I used a word in one of our meetings and my supervisor let out an exclamation of wonder. I was initially startled by her reaction until she repeated the word. My team members were quite amused by her reaction.

      That said, there is nothing wrong in learning something new everyday.
      Nobody is a repository of all knowledge.

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    5. Anon 14:02.
      What is special about knowing how to properly pronounce all these words? They are English words nau, and not even obscure ones at that.
      Some advice for you- even if you were not fortunate enough to have a good foundation at school, you can educate yourself by listening carefully while watching TV- BBC, CNN and even films.

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    6. Maybe now in your old age as at that time in a standard JSS school in naija nooo ma or sir. You will have at least mispronounced some of them. So please spare us the nonesense of "funny enough I know all of them" Even Chimaamda will not tell this kind of your lie.

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    7. Anon 15:49,you are suffering from a severe case of inferiority complex.. Some of us knew how to pronounce these words while we were in secondary school..
      Deal with it! By the way, I'm a totally different anon from the ones who spoke earlier..

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    8. Anon 15:49, the words listed are very common everyday words. A 10 year should know how to say them correctly. And your Chimamanda comment is silly.
      If you're semi literate, that's not a crime but it's a problem that should be addressed sooner than later.

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    9. What is silly is that both of you are liars period. I am very well rounded ok. Clean mouth and stop lying.

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    10. Some people with lying and pretending are 5&6 Periodt. I know all of them indeed.

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  2. lol @ Stella saying no body should come here and pretend.

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  3. I dey get some right sha πŸ˜†

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  4. My own is buffet as in buffet...
    Lol

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  5. I use to pronounce Gnash as Gnash thanks for the knowledge

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  6. Impressive!!
    Learned something now..bomb....bom, thumb....thum, plumber....Plummer.

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    1. Bomb?
      Plumb?
      New ke???
      How you take reach SS1?..

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  7. Mine was Edinburgh. I remember the day I was corrected by my lecturer when I went to his office to get my reference letter for my masters program. I boldly pronounced it the same way it was written. He looked at me and said not Edinburgh but Edinburra. In my mind I was like really? You learn everyday🚢‍♂️

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    1. I and my friend was talking one day and I said to her "did you see that meh meh" and she kept looking at me strangely.
      Later I heard it was "meem" not meh meh I was ashamed but I cannor kill myself mehn

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    2. *my friend and I were

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    3. @anon12:59 you didn't need to be ashamed πŸ˜‚ and yes I know who u are 😝

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    4. hehehe..one would ask how burra entered that word

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    5. 13:48 You know me? Does your name start with "I" and ends with "T"?
      So you dey this blog tooπŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜πŸ˜‚I am so calling you right now. Yeye girl.

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    6. Yimu @so I dey this blog. Like say you no knw πŸ™„

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  8. Let's go on:
    Escalate - escalay
    Imitate -Imitay
    Fornicate -fornicay
    Terminate -terminay
    Evaluate -evaluay
    Inject -injectay
    intimidate -intimiday
    If you pronounce the above for your oral English exams,
    you are on your own o. Na only you go chop F9 belleful
    🀷🏻‍♀️😊😊😊😊😊

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    1. Ah!!! Fear catch me! I was highly ‘kujad’🧐

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    2. ANG you dey craze🀣🀣

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  9. I know all but tourniquet, what does it even mean?

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  10. Some of us no need to pretend naa. . I sabi these ones because we did oral English in school where you are mandated to pronounce words following their phonetic symbols.
    I learnt how to pronounce ‘education’ ( sounds somehow like edju) at a very young age.

    Regardless of this, the ‘suite and yot’ get as e still de do me for mouth till date. Consciously I get it right, unconsciously... lol

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    1. Oral English was the bomb (bΙ’m). πŸ‘
      Yes, the learning of the phonetic symbols the long and short vowel sounds, e.g. Book (bʊk); Stooge (stuːdΚ’). The difference is - short "ʊ" sound and long "u:".

      Folks, you could also learn pronunciation of words by clicking the speaker πŸ”‰ on the online dictionary.

      Stella, I like this. Some fun.

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    2. I didn’t like oral English, our teacher made it a chore! But I loved the Emphatic stress topic.

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  11. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—I really miss commenting ohπŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

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  12. How can yatch be yot?? Adonbilivit!!

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    1. yeah prounounce it as yort 'or' instead of yot 'o'

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  13. this is really educative

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  14. As long as u were born and raised in Nigeria,it’s normal for you to not pronounce those words as they are supposed to so no one should come here and lie o.

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    1. It’s not necessarily a lie, you knowπŸ™‚

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  15. I know most of these except yatch and tourniquet. Funny enough some well read person still pronounce suite as suit. We learn everyday, thanks for this.

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  16. I used to pronounce bouquet exactly as it's spelt. The one word that was confusing was bourgeois, I used to pronounce as bourgeois. Finally, English is a second language

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  17. i know most of the pronounciations except bouquet,ballet,yatch and mortgage..good to know

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  18. Why not write thumb and thum then.. ndi Oyibo a and confusing someone sef

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  19. And just of recent, I pronounced Linkedin as Lin-ke-din. My friend's reaction made me know I didn't pronounce it well. I was ashamed and moreso pissed because he should have corrected me. I just knew it the moment he pretended not to hear what I said the first time. I had to ask friends who corrected me immediately

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  20. Wetin concern me? American pronunciation is different. Yacht is not pronunced yot in America. English is one kind. Australian speaks, you scratch head. British speaks, huh?
    UK groundnut, US peanut. UK lift, US elevator. Go figure! I no go come and kill myself

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

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  21. Church as chursh hahahaha

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  22. *pronunciation* not "pronunciation".

    A common error too.

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  23. I know all but till this minute I'm guilty of DEBT.
    Welllllll

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    1. Awwww. This shows no one is perfect when it comes to this English grammar palace considering that is the easiest one.

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    2. hahaha
      Your awwww made me feel like hugging you, thanks a lot.

      Spanish is my 1st language.
      English is my 2nd
      Igbo is 3rd.

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  24. Goggle(search engine) gugul🀣🀣🀣🀣

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  25. Mine is Segue..
    Used to pronounce it as “Seh-guh” till I learnt twas “Seh-guay”..

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  26. I remember the first day I pronounced "awry" the way it is spelt (Awri).My cousin laughed at me ehn! Then she corrected me and told me that it was actually pronounced as (arai).Another tricky word for me was "trough".I pronounced it as (trow) similar to the English word "bough",but ehn, it is actually pronounced as "trof"!English is a wonderful language o! Loool!

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  27. One of mine was aisle I pronounced it funny and my sister whom am cat and dog with corrected me I felt like scratching her mouth because she was always winning me in oral English (she was very good at English and even made A1). Nothing to be ashamed of even oyinbo themselves can't even pronounce some words in their own language. So dear friends make una nor kill una sef ooo for SDK blog.

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