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Posted by Barrie Mortimer on March 4, 2019, 10:48 am
Yes, pronunciation, not pronounciation! Getting away from Brexit, I mentioned my English master, T.E.A.(Beaky) Acum on Facebook recently and have only now, at the age of 78, realized that I pronounce the word "half" in two different ways. I say "harf an ower", but "haff past three". Ower for hour and not AR as the posh folk say. While lying awake in the middle of the night thinking, my mind strayed onto the ough sound in the English language and how many different ways there are of saying it in different words, but that put me back to sleep pretty quickly!
Do others wake up with weird thoughts or is it just me?
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