Tuesday, 5 December 2017
/f/ - /v/ and fortis clipping:
- Does he believe in God?
- You need half a pound of butter.
- Sharon needs time to grieve after the death of her husband.
- The plane'll leave at 12:30.
- That cow over there is with calf.
- It was a relief to have him out of the house.
- My sofa can serve as a bed.
- He was overcome with grief because his wife had died.
- It’s about half a mile down the road.
- I don't believe a word of it.
- We've got to halve our aid budget.
- I've known her all my life.
- This new drug can save our lives.
- I leave you to it.
- Many people surf the net aimlessly.
- Your behaviour was stupid beyond belief.
- My dad continued to grieve for his wife.
- His grief was obvious.
- Nicola was accused of being a thief.
- This calf is so cute.
- I want my daughter to be in safe hands.
- The roles of husbands and wives are different in our society.
- We live only a few miles from London.
- The Canadian flag contains an eleven-pointed maple leaf.
- He aims to halve unemployment.
- It's my strongly-held belief that things were better in the past.
- The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
- A fairly odd couple came to live next door to us.
- Can you prove it?
- The cow will calve in two weeks' time.
- Take it or leave it.
- She married late in life.
- I don't feel safe in my house.
- I'll leaf through the book.
- You'll save a lot of time if you travel by car.
- Proof of the allegation must be by convincing evidence.
- Don't waste your time surfing the net.
- The waiter'll serve another table first.
- The police had no proof that he was guilty.
- A thief had broken into the office.
- About one-third of whale calves die in their first year.
- Have you met my wife?
- They're just petty thieves.
- Some men want their wives to stay at home and not take a job.
Monday, 4 December 2017
|credit: Japan Times|
|credit: Cambridge University|
"In Japan [cherry] blossom is celebrated not in spite of its transience but because of it."In this sentence he stresses both spite and because in these multi-word prepositions. In the case of because, however, he does not use the pronunciation typical of the accented (= strongform) version, but an unaccented /bə'kəs/. Listen: