occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Trivia no. 1
While I was watching TV last night, the word 'flosser' (the film was about whether one should use dental floss or interdental brushes) reminded me of a series I had watched many years ago because flosser rhymes with tosser. Here's one of the sentences uttered by the main character in that series, a sentence which stands for deep thinking. I'm sure some of you will know which series I'm referring to.
/ˈtjuːnɪŋ jɔː tiː ˈviːz laɪk ˈmeɪkɪŋ ˈlʌv tu əˈbjuːtəfl̩ ˈwʊmən ||ˈfɜːst ju ˈhæf təˈfaɪn nəˈraɪp ˈbʌtn̩ |ən ˈnen ju ˈhæf tə ˈfɪdl̩ wɪð ɪt |ʌnˈtɪl ju ˈget ə ˈdiːsn̩t rɪˈsepʃn̩/