Dallas resident Jenny Kwon, who has been closely following the Olympics, says the inaccurate pronunciation
of PyeongChang is annoying, but that may well be the American way.
French, a daughter of Latin, is the only other linguistic human tool I am familiar with which is beleaguered by the same grating clash between spelling and pronunciation
According to Ron Remschel, SANS president, "Our new Pronunciation
Activity Tool is part of our continued web-based instructional technology development.
The online Oxford Dictionary states: "There are two possible pronunciations
of the word harass: one with the stress on the har- and the other with the stress on the -ass.
The authors of the study hypothesised that pronouncing "Iraq" with the "palm" vowel could be motivated by Americans' perception that the "palm" vowel is a more common pronunciation
for the letter "a" in foreign languages - or that "palm" simply sounds more "British" (therefore prestigious) than "trap".
Not only that, but she says in the book that dropping the 'silent W' pronunciation
was a ploy by the builders to make the area sound more desirable.
The research also revealed regional diversity in dialect words and pronunciations
is diminishing as much of England falls more in line with how English is spoken in London and the South East - however the North East seems to be an exception.
He is equally careful with the use of puns and wordplay to support decisions about pronunciation
Thus in 1924 the Ministry of Education officially designated the pronunciation
of Beijing the national norm.
These features were individually evaluated for each Arabic consonant and their impact on pronunciation
Enunciation exercises give specific directions for correct pronunciation
, and rules for transcriptions are summarized.
The five chapters that make up Part II of the book provide descriptions of English pronunciation