Do you get tongue tied?
6 Dec 12
In some instances I get tongue tied most especially with words that are hard to pronounce. Since I am not a native English speaker, I sometimes get tongue tied with English words that I am not familiar with. Lucky that I have some English speaking friends (online or offline) that I can seek help with. I also get tongue tied when i transition from my native accent to a foreign accent it’s sometimes hard to cope up most especially that American English accent have more “Twang” accent to it that is far different from my traditional Filipino-bisaya accent. But having tongue tied is normal since I am not a English native speaker it also helps me learn new words and pronunciation as well.
2 Dec 12
I work as an online market researcher before and my quality assurance manager always say I get the words incorrectly. I wish I could reason out because I will really tell that that is because my tongue is tired from talking the same words for the past few hours. But, well, I can't reason out with that. It's part of the job. So, yes, my tongue also does gets tired from talking and even if I am not talking so much, I still get tongue tied.
30 Nov 12
Well, I just did last Wednesday during class. I wasn't expecting to be called by my teacher and I just stood there stuttering, barely able to speak straight sentences. She asked a simple question and I just got ambushed and felt panic immediately. I guess it's also because I haven't been doing that for a long time now, reciting in front of a class. I used to not mind that but that time was really a very embarrassing moment for me.
30 Nov 12
Yes I sometimes get tongue tied on a call. We read a lot of verbatim statements to customers. I'm fine until they change the wording without telling me. Unfamiliar pronounced family names often get me mixed up and finally yes sometimes I get just plain tired. It's nice when I have a customer who can laugh about it. Not so much fun when I have a customer that insists on correcting my pronunciation at every opportunity.