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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2008, 12:59:15 AM »
hows that work?

add and L and use an H, loose the L that isnt suposed to be there and loose that H that is?

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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2008, 01:19:34 AM »
Maybe if you're drunk? ;p

(I imagine that I speak with a tongue festooned with inappropriate and spurious lettering, by the way.)

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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2008, 10:00:15 AM »
hows that work?

add and L and use an H, loose the L that isnt suposed to be there and loose that H that is?


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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2008, 11:22:58 AM »
Boat is a crisp, t sound. Like the snap of a fresh piece of lettuce.

... people in America do know what those are, right?

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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2008, 06:10:34 PM »
really, if you cant pronounce a double T, we cant expect pronouncement of a single T either..

:)

you say bolth because you dont want to say boat, when you meant to say both. ?
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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2008, 01:09:21 AM »
really, if you cant pronounce a double T, we cant expect pronouncement of a single T either..

:)

you say bolth because you dont want to say boat, when you meant to say both. ?
Essentially yes.  Clarity is the most important factor.

You are not 'saying' boat 'both' can just sound like it.  Unfortunately I can't recommend any books on the subject because we learned all this stuff practically.  But if you are interested in communication with a focus on enunciation I'm sure there are lots of books out there.
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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2008, 01:12:05 AM »
saying a word wrong so you dont say the word wrong is just weird..    :D

people, we need a tongue twister here..

something with double T's, 'oth'-s, and 'olth'-s

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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 03:51:29 AM »
Horrible necro, here, but I wanted to second Zeke on this. Intentional mispronunciation so people hear the proper intended word is pretty common in radio and singing. Not to the same level, however...
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Sometimes, their tits (3.5) get enhancements (houserules), but that doesn't mean people don't like nice tits.

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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2010, 08:51:28 PM »
Horrible necro, here, but I wanted to second Zeke on this. Intentional mispronunciation so people hear the proper intended word is pretty common in radio and singing. Not to the same level, however...
Really?  Examples?
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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2010, 09:12:37 PM »
mostly words with "Eksh", hard "rd" and "rt", hard consonant endings for "t" or "p", and double vowels starting with "o". It's becoming less common with newer microphones (or older very expensive ones) because of signal fidelity improvements. Mild over-pronunciation or altered pronunciation to distinguish between similar sounding words (or even just to prevent wash-out of the last syllable) makes it so the engineer doesn't have to pull the signal all over the place in post-prod to correct.

Granted, if you have a strong southern accent, it tends to negate the need for any of that because you pronounce EVERYTHING incorrectly to begin with...
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Behind door number one: INSTANT DEATH!
Behind door number 2: A magic crown!
Behind door number 3: 4d6 giant bees, and THREE HUNDRED POUNDS OF HONEY!
They don't/haven't, was the point. 3.5 is as dead as people not liking nice tits.

Sometimes, their tits (3.5) get enhancements (houserules), but that doesn't mean people don't like nice tits.

Though sometimes, the surgeon (DM) botches them pretty bad...
Best metaphor I have seen in a long time.  I give you much fu.
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Seven for the Barbarian-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Monks doomed to die,
One for the Wizard on his dark throne
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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2010, 07:01:40 PM »
Wow. So glad I don't pronounce any of these words incorrectly. The worst I have is that my speech impediment as a child was an issue with pronouncing the letter R. Took years of speech therapy and I still don't feel like I pronounce it correctly...

And as such, you sound a bit like Michael Cera, so definitely worked out for the best!
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Re: Meg doesn't pronounce middle, double "T's"?
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2010, 05:30:54 PM »
Granted, if you have a strong southern accent, it tends to negate the need for any of that because you pronounce EVERYTHING incorrectly to begin with...

I'm glad I learned how to disguise my own accent in middle school. People up North can't tell I was raised in the South, and people down here never catch on that I was born in the Midwest (and lived there long enough to develop speech patterns typical of the region).


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