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Vegan. Why is it a hard 'gee' when vegetarian is a soft 'gee'?

I couldn't answer this when my Polish friend asked me why the letter changed sound, does anyone else know?
posted by dash_slot- on Aug 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Learning a neutral accent and DIY speech therapy

I teach for a living but have a lot of linguistic baggage that I'd like to get rid of. Specifically, I have some weird pronunciation/accent issues and would like to speak "General American" or newscaster English. Is this something I can do on my own? What resources should I use? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Dayta or Datta?

Help me find a dialect map for the pronunciation of the word "data". [more inside]
posted by janell on Jan 29, 2013 - 30 answers

Rush Push Lush Bush Hush

Other than, "It just is!", how do you explain to someone the pronunciation rule for: bush/push versus hush/lush/rush where the ush is pronounced differently.
posted by querty on Oct 6, 2010 - 35 answers

A weally hawd question

Why do little kids pronounce "r" as "w"? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jan 30, 2010 - 25 answers

Words that have a "zyu" sound in American English pronunciation?

Are there any words that have a "zyu" sound in American English pronunciation? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Mar 25, 2009 - 39 answers

The 'W' is Silent

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 - 36 answers

Need name for English-pronunciation website for Japanese learners

Help! Need name for English-pronunciation website for Japanese learners. [more inside]
posted by Dragonness on Oct 6, 2008 - 6 answers

How do you pronounce 'read'?

How do you pronounce the word 'read' when used in the following context? -- 'John is dry (read: boring).' /rɛd/ or /rid/ Thanks!
posted by gman on May 29, 2008 - 122 answers

My feet are fit

What are some totally awesome free online ESL resources that focus specifically on how to produce the correct sounds in English words for people whose native languages don't contain them? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Apr 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Como se dice en ingles

In a conversation consisting entirely of English speakers, how should I pronounce the name Jorge Luis Borges? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 7, 2008 - 47 answers

Words that native English speakers mispronounce

I'm a native speaker of English but I pronounce some words incorrectly. What other words am I pronouncing wrong? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 30, 2007 - 147 answers

What are some of the best tools available for mastering the Received Pronunciation accent?

What books/courses/web tutorials would you recommend to help me learn the Received Pronunciation (BBC) English accent? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Nov 20, 2007 - 9 answers

'Standard' American Pronunciation Model

What celebrities (living or dead) do you consider to speak with a "standard" American accent? I'm developing a pronunciation model for use in ESL teaching. [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Sep 4, 2007 - 30 answers

AccentFilter: What makes a New England accent recognizable?

AccentFilter: What makes a New England accent recognizable? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Sep 1, 2007 - 22 answers

Riche's or Rich's?

How do you pronounce the possessive "s" following something ending in s or ch? [more inside]
posted by subtle-t on Nov 12, 2006 - 33 answers

English Pronunciation Learning Tools

Can anyone recommend websites that would be useful for Chinese people wanting to learn English? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Aug 18, 2006 - 2 answers

How do you pronounce Murinae?

How do you pronounce Murinae?
posted by Jairus on Nov 30, 2005 - 19 answers

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