[PronunciationFilter] The title is: Crathadh 't 'Aodaich & Zbadba
from the album Mo-Di by the band Mouth Music
. I think the title is Gaelic but I'm not sure. How would I say the title? Or what is a close approximation of the true pronunciation?
posted by zorm
on Oct 4, 2013 -
I'm giving a talk tomorrow where I will be covering the work of typographer Eiichi Kono. So my question is pretty simple: how does one best pronounce his name?
posted by garius
on Jan 9, 2013 -
Are there online equivalents of FSI's "Introduction to French Phonology" for other languages? [more inside]
posted by jweed
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Are there any languages that distinguish between the consonants represented in IPA as /k/, /c/, /t/ and /q/?
posted by Dim Siawns
on Mar 3, 2011 -
The 'w' in 'Keswick' is silent. So is the 'w' in 'Southwark'. And the 'h' in 'Pakenham'. Is there a name for this and is there a rule to apply it? [more inside]
posted by awfurby
on Feb 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for historical examples of shibboleths used in electoral politics. Got any examples? [more inside]
posted by dkg
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Is there any native speaker of English reading this for whom "broth" is pronounced the same in the words
broth and brothel ?
No joke. They aren't the same in my dialect, but maybe in yours?
posted by cogneuro
on Sep 26, 2008 -
What's the excruciatingly correct pronunciation of Berlin-based academic publisher Walter de Gruyter? [w] or [v]? What about their subsidiary, Mouton de Gruyter? Bonus points for IPA.
posted by ormondsacker
on Aug 4, 2008 -
I'm looking for words which can have different meanings, depending on how they are pronounced. [more inside]
posted by booksprite
on Jun 2, 2008 -
How do you pronounce the word 'read' when used in the following context? -- 'John is dry (read: boring).'
/rɛd/ or /rid/
posted by gman
on May 29, 2008 -
I have a desperate need to gain some basic command over Sanskrit terms written in the English alphabet (i.e. with the diacritical marks). Can someone point me to a no-nonsense pronunciation guide, as I am having difficulty finding one that doesn't assume preexisting linguistics knowledge.
posted by aletheia
on Mar 22, 2008 -
How best can a teacher address an ESL student's lisp or other speech impediments? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on Oct 23, 2007 -
How do you pronounce the last name Vafai? I think that it is Iranian.
posted by ND¢
on Feb 12, 2007 -
I know some people who just can’t seem to get the hang of correctly pronouncing uncommon words, no matter how many times they hear the correct way. These are intelligent, educated people, and at least one is an avid reader, but for some reason they constantly, repeatedly, stumble over certain words. Is there a name for this? [more inside]
posted by mauglir
on Jan 29, 2007 -
I am called upon, with short notice, to deliver the Address to a Haggis
. I know the words, but I want to make it sound as good as possible; can you point me to a pronunciation guide or - better - a credible recording?
posted by Wolfdog
on Jan 26, 2007 -
I have three (linked) questions: According to this
page, On the Road was adapted to radio for France Culture. I'd like to get my hands on a recording of this. I looked for a while, but Radio France doesn't seem to provide a way to buy radio shows on disc, and it looks like it was only aired once. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade
on Feb 28, 2006 -
GermanLanguageFilter/TheologyFilter. What is the correct pronunciation of the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's name? Definitive opinions sought. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Feb 26, 2006 -
A friend of ours reads Us Weekly (tabloid news magazine). That's not the problem, I like me some celebrity gossip as well. However, she pronounces it "You Ess Weekly" (ike U.S. News and World Report) vs "Us Weekly" (which I would assume from the spelling/punctuation). I figured this was an aberration, until I heard someone on TV using the same pronunciation. So - how is it actually pronounced? I'd like to keep laughing on the inside when she says it. Bonus points if you can tell me how to google for this - I'm stumped.
posted by true
on Feb 9, 2005 -
I'm sure I'm mangling the pronunciation, and I'm sure I misheard a few syllables, but last night while waiting for a bus in Brooklyn, a man came up to me and more than once said something that sounded like "Sheh-deh-mah-shen-see." Does it mean anything?
Some clues: He was polish, also spoke -- in english -- about having just gotten out of a hospital, about how he was crazy, about how his wife was in poland, not america, about how he hadn't eaten, about how he was crazy, about "oh my god" (x3). I gave him some food and a cigarette: he walked a few paces away, looked up at the windows of a second-floor gym, laughed, and did a little dance that mimicked the man on the treadmill. Oh, and he kept apologizing: "I'm so sorry. I so crazy. Oh my God." (x3). Any ideas? I hope to see him again, and I hope to be able to reply appropriately.
posted by nobody
on Feb 8, 2005 -