Tag Archives: pronunciation

Reading Naturally

Do you ever listen to professional speakers who are speaking as though they are reading rather than speaking naturally with natural pronunciation? Political speakers, especially those who use teleprompters, pronounce words the way words are pronounced when they are being read … Continue reading

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The Kooky Cook

I grew up in South Carolina, speaking the southern dialect of that southern state. Of course, at the time of my learning, my language and pronunciation sounded just like everyone else’s until I spent a summer in New York state where … Continue reading

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The Natives Know

I recently saw a segment on TV about the correct pronunciation of the town of Bangor, Maine. The natives there are on a crusade to have their city’s name pronounced correctly. The typical pronunciation we have heard was “Banger.” They … Continue reading

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Mr. Cooper, Not Mr. Kooker

I grew up in South Carolina, and I learned the language and dialect of the Piedmont area  of that southern state. Of course, at the time of my learning, my language and pronunciation were most natural and acceptable until I spent a summer in Lake … Continue reading

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