English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

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Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Postby Aiwendil » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:32 pm UTC

The "-wise" suffix does sound a little corporate-speakish to me, but not annoyingly so.

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Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Postby Monika » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:04 pm UTC

That's fine, I was going to use it in a work e-mail and suddenly I thought: Wait, is this even correct English? Does it mean what I think it means?
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Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Postby Monika » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am UTC

Are blackbird and Blackbeard pronounced the same?
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Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Postby HES » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:10 pm UTC

Not for me, no.

I discovered last week talking to a Spanish friend that bird/bear/beard/beer is a common difficulty. There are a lot of pronunciation videos if you google those four words. (We decided that hand actions were more fun, though)
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