Gizoogle. Can YOU pronounce these ten basic terms correctly? English teacher Lucy Bella Earl shared top ten most mispronounced wordsList outlines words that native English speakers find themselves stumbling overThe list of words includes salmon, espresso and athlete By Bianca London for MailOnline Published: 13:23 GMT, 23 January 2017 | Updated: 17:34 GMT, 23 January 2017 'Ask' and 'almond' are among the simple words many of us struggle to pronounce correctly.
That's according to Lucy Bella Earl, from Bedfordshire, who shared a video revealing the top ten most commonly mispronounced words that has since been viewed 250,000 times by people attempting to hone their pronunciation skills. From mischievous to espresso, the list outlines ten words that native English speakers often find themselves stumbling over. From mischievous to et cetera, one English teacher has revealed the terms that native English speakers struggle to get right 1.
How people pronounce it: haytch How it should be pronounced: aitch 2. How people pronounce it: sal-mon 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 37 Common Grammar Mistakes - English Grammar Rules Everyone Breaks. South African English: a whole language of its own. Image Credits: Pharos publisher It may be English, but there are times when our South Africanisms seem to be a completely different language, and now there is a book to prove it.
Say Again – The other side of South African English captures all those idiosyncratic South African English words into a book for anyone who may be wondering what on earth we, South Africans, are talking about. Co-Author Malcolm Venter explains.Say what? Years ago, during a stay in England, I was met with bewildered stares, when I said: ‘Every time I go down that street, the same robot catches me’.
That’s because we use robot to refer to traffic lights as well as to a mechanical man. ‘Robot’, ‘Just now’, ‘now now’ are well-known examples. South Africans often say ‘No’ when they mean ‘Yes’As Gus Silber points out in his book It Takes Two to Toyi-Toyi (1991 Penguin): ‘If you ask a South African whether he enjoyed a particular movie, he will not say, “Yes, it was very good.”
Busy or not? You are late! 'Th' sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists How good is YOUR English? Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Pray, console your loving poet, Make my coat look new, dear, sew it! Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it's written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. A Short Tour of Babel: Language Change and the Emergence of New Varieties. The infinite variety It is often thought that languages evolve in much the same way as Darwinian natural selection acts upon life on Earth.
In this argument, dialects can be seen as the intermediary stages in the evolution of a ‘proper’ language such as French, Japanese, or Tamil or are hybridised versions thereof. In the same way that the ancestors of modern whales can be considered to be half hippo-like creatures and half aquatic mammals. This tantalising parallel does, however, not reflect the reality. Languages develop in a way that is wholly alien to how life evolves. Through a glass, darkly We all instinctively understand what a language is. Sometimes we think of ‘proper’ languages as having standardised grammars. A matter of perspective To help get to grips with this double standard, an often quoted definition, attributed to the best known figure in Yiddish linguistics, Max Weinreich, is that “a language is a dialect with its own army, airforce and navy”. New grammar develops.