Thursday, 30 August 2012

Stephen Fry's turquoise

I've copied out the pron of 'turquoise' for closer examination.

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1 comment:

  1. Although my own pronunciation is in general nowhere near as "posh" as Fry's, I do say /'tɜːkwɑːz/, which is what I believe he is saying here.

    I note, incidentally, that it seems to be only British dictionaries which offer -/kwɑːz/ as an alternative to -/kwɔɪz/ for the second syllable. U.S. dictionaries appear to give -/kwɔɪz/ only.

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