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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Words that you have trouble pronouncing

What are some words you can't say right?

I can never say the words "virginity" and "certificate" correctly. ;A;
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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My own full name in english.
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Everything. I have a low voice and a bit of a lisp.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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Until twelve or so, I was unable to say anything that had an R in it. Then I lost my accent.

Now I just constantly mix up the sounds for W and R, and S and SH.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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I'm tongue-tied, so I get aaaaaalll the bullshit. I have trouble saying "specific" especially.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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Only. I always say it as "Olnly". And other words that I've only read and never heard spoken. I tend to pronounce them phonetically and then find out that's not how they're really pronounced. I also say "ruin" weird, acording to my boyfriend (like "rune".)
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Unread 03-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #7
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I have trouble with some long A words. Such as "anatomically" and "anthropomorphic". (there are a few others, but those are the only two I remember)
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Unread 03-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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I have particular difficulty with saying "cruel." This harks back to my Elizabethan choir days, where we pronounced it "croo-el" during Good King Wenceslas. No other word has been messed up for me so horribly as cruel, and I actively have to MAKE myself say it normally (even then, though, my mouth feels weird doing it, even though I say similar words like fuel - also in the song and said in the same fashion as cruel - is fine).

There may be others, as I think it's messed up because I almost never say cruel out loud and it's likely just something linked to words I don't commonly use but we said strangely in choir.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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I frequently switch "n"s and "m"s in words. Like Aminal instead of animal or emeny instead of enemy. The word "anemone" is my own personal little hell. If I think about it and talk slowly (or normal people pace, since everyone says I talk WAY too fast) I can usually catch myself and say them properly.

Also, I have a bunch of words I can use properly in a sentence but haven't got the faintest idea how to say because I've only read them in books.
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"Participate"........ Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. >>;; Sometimes when I pronouce 'r' by itself... it sounds like an 'i' to others so I really have to emphasis the 'r' when I spell out my real name to people, mostly over the phone is when they have trouble hearing the 'r' as it is.
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"Encargarse". I tried and failed three times in a row at class once and since then I try to avoid it. XD I know I probably don't pronounce some English words 'properly' but I don't really even care. I do Finnish perfectly though. XP
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Unread 03-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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I can's say "Worcestershire". Every time I try, it's, "Justin, could you get me the Worc-- the wor-- that sauce that we marinade the steaks in?" I get tongue tied all the time.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 06:45 PM   #13
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I can's say "Worcestershire". Every time I try, it's, "Justin, could you get me the Worc-- the wor-- that sauce that we marinade the steaks in?" I get tongue tied all the time.
Have you tried calling it "English Sauce"? Apparently a lot of countries just call it that (or the local linguistic equivalent).
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Unread 03-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #14
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'Orpheus', I'm learning. Which is really awkward when you're organizing a con and have a band called 'Echoes of Orpheus'. I want to change it to 'oraphis'...

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I can't say "sk" sounds, such as in the words "mask" and "ask". >__<
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