Tuesday, 5 June 2018

/ri/ - /rɪ/ - /ri:/?

The English word-stock contains many items which begin with the syllable <re-> . Here's a poster illustrating what I mean.The words are:
  1. reduce
  2. reuse
  3. repair
  4. rebuild
  5. refurbish
  6. refinish
  7. resell
  8. recycle
  9. restrict
  10. remove
One may even replace "designed" by "redesigned".
    11. redesign
 Do you know how <re-> is pronounced and which rule applies here?

Transcriptions will be published later.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #26 (final)

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.

26. /ˈbetə ˈleɪt ðn ⎥ ˈpregnənt/

Next I'm going to add the correct version (or one of the correct ones) of each proverb.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #25

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.
credit: http://idioms1-c1.blogspot.co.uk


25. /ə ˈbɜːd ɪn ðə ˈhændz ⎥ ˈgəʊɪŋ tə ˈpuːp ɒn ju/

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #24

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.
credit: modern-proverbs.blogspot.co.uk

24.  /wen ðə ˈblaɪnd ˈliːd ðə ˈblaɪnd ⎥ ˈget aʊt əv ðə ˈweɪ/

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #23

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.

23. /ju ˈget ˈaʊt əv ˈsʌmθɪŋ ˈəʊni wɒt ju ⎥ ˈsiː ɪn ðə ˈpɪkʧə ɒn ðə ˈbɒks/

Monday, 26 March 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #22

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.

22. /ɪf ət ˈfɜːst ju ˈdəʊnt səkˈsiːd ⎥ ˈget ˈnjuː ˈbætriz/

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #21

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.
credit: fundacioncadah.org

21. /ˈʧɪldrən ʃəbi ˈsiːn əˈnɒt ⎥ ˈspæŋkt ɔː ˈgraʊndɪd/

Friday, 23 March 2018

Proverbs transcribed - #20

Twenty-six English first-graders were presented with the first half of several proverbs and were asked to provide the second half. I'd like you to come up with the correct one (enjoy the children's version). The vertical line indicates the end of the first half.

20. /ðərə ˈnʌn sə ˈblaɪnd əz ⎥ ˈstiːvi ˈwʌndə/