Are you a mispronouncer?

@paula27661 (15898)
Australia
March 10, 2009 12:16am CST
How does somethink instead of something or for all intensive purposes instead of for all intents and purposes sound? Do you know a mispronouncer? Are you one yourself?
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
10 Mar 09
Whew, That is a great tounge twiser! But, I have proof, since I pronounced it all correctly, I can be quite sure that I do not mispronounce.. I think I know a misprouncer, or mabye two, they are both boys.. Anyways, thank you for responding!
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
10 Mar 09
Oh! I'm sorry, "Thank you for responding", What was I thinking? It's just that I got used to this by commenting on people's responses on my discussions. Take care..
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
I'm so glad that I am not the only one that does things like that! Thank you for the response!
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
10 Mar 09
LOL! Trust me! There is more to people than meets the eye, Everyone does this! So it's not embarrasing
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I hate to admit it, but I am when it comes to some words. My husband is as well. We usually correct each other and have a good laugh!
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
It's hard to get out of the habit of saying things a certain way isn't it? It's good that you can have a good laugh about it!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Yep, I'd say it is! LOL
@jstmarfz (1498)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Hello! I consider myself as one of that kind of people. With the soundings...lol. Some words I pronounce it according to what I have learned in my native country and not as what it should be properly pronounce [slang]. It is just out of confusion. Like with the word of her, here and hair and other words of course..lol. That was why sometimes I rather write because I am more comfortable with it than saying some words that I am not really sure how to say it. It is annoying sometimes that I know what I am saying or trying to say but the person I am talking to keep asking "what?" "I am sorry, what did you say?" lol I have to repeat it again for them to understand. It is because of my accent. I am a filipina and currently residing in US..My husband said, if I talk slowly he could understand every word I say, but when I get tense or excited maybe out of 10 words, there are only one or couple words he can understand
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
If English is not your first language you are definitely excused. You write English very well and I'm sure your English will only get better and better. Thanks for responding!
@jstmarfz (1498)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Thanks for the mark!!!
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Yes I am, just like jstmarfz wrote that we have this confusion thing on what is the right pronunciation because we learn it here in our native country especially some medical words or just some basic words like the word "SALT" some people would read it as "sOlt" while others "sAlt". In some cases I heard other people read "Eagle" as "e-gol", so basically it would be case to case basis.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
If English is not your first language I think you should definitely be excused! Thanks for responding!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
I teach American English to Thais, so I know a lot. There are even many stress differences in the way British and American English are spoken.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
There are a few differences, some words mean totally different things in some cases. Appreciate the response, thanks
• India
10 Mar 09
Well, I don’t think I am a mispronouncer as I am very careful about my language but a common enough mispronounced word is ‘ask’…many people I have come across pronounce it as ‘aks’
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
I haven't come across that one, it's an interesting one. Thanks for responding!
@mamalev (264)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Like it's a "blessing in the sky" instead of "blessing in disguise" lol. Well, sometimes I mispronounce words (english and my native dialect). Nobody's perfect anyways.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
Too true, mispronunciations are funny! Thanks for responding!
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
14 Mar 09
good one, you have a brain and tongue twister there. LOL