Saturday, 15 November 2014

listening comprehension - top down or bottom up - #1

Try to understand this snippet (text is repeated once):

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Here is the whole sentence:

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6 comments:

  1. have a look at the? I'm American FWIW

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  2. Mariano and Max, very good indeed!

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  3. Nice one. The extract sounds like [ɘˈləðə] (the stress mark is relative, lə is more prominent). You're right, from there to "a look at the" has to be top down. This is maximum reduction, the focal accent is on "papers". Listening to the complete phrase I even hear a glottal stop, [ɘˈlʊkəʔðə], for which there's no obvious evidence in the extract. That could be my own creation too, like the k.

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  4. Oh, I hadn't seen we had the whole sentece. That's why I thought of "that".

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