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Old 03-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #31
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Why do people pronounce AUNT as ANT? That's one that really bugs me. Pecan doesn't bother me as bad, but I usually try to pronounce words the way that they are spelled.

Am I weird, or did I just pay too much attention during phonics class?
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:21 PM   #32
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One of the most difficult things to accept is that there isn't always just one right answer.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #33
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I've heard both pronunciations from people in the Sault.
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Tomaytoe, tomahtoe, potayto, potahto .....

Depends on where you live. Soda, Pop, Tonic.

Water fountain, bubbler.

Ant, Aunt

There doesn't have to be a right and wrong in how to pronounce food items.
Vace, vahz (spelled vase)
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:12 AM   #35
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One of the most difficult things to accept is that there isn't always just one right answer.
I both agree and disagree with your statement.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:59 AM   #36
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there's lots of reasons why people pronounce things the way they do.


one of the more interesting things i heard recently was that before losing the civil war, southerners didn't have as strong if an accent or drawl as they did afterwards, and do today. it's assumed that it has to do with a sense of community and pride.

also, a study was done of nyc accents, especially brooklynese, and it is suggested that ny accents are based on laziness in a way. it takes fewer muscles and less vocal manipulation to talk in the local dialect of ny than to clearly and properly pronounce the same words.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #37
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My hi school teacher told me
"To speak and be understood its important to put the emfass is on the keerect si lab bulls".
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So, which is it? "Peecans" or "Pecaans"?
Would it not be a good idea to learn how to pronounce Worcestershire Sauce first.
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there's lots of reasons why people pronounce things the way they do.


one of the more interesting things i heard recently was that before losing the civil war, southerners didn't have as strong if an accent or drawl as they did afterwards, and do today. it's assumed that it has to do with a sense of community and pride.
bugger another myth blown apart. We were told that all the spittoons had been made into bullets. This resulted in southern people swallowing the chawing tobacco juice rather than spitting it out.Hence their rather extended bowels or vowels or both at the same time?
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Would it not be a good idea to learn how to pronounce Worcestershire Sauce first.
"What's-this-here Sauce?" See? Easy!
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