Saturday, 25 January 2014

Independent Learning Log


Meredith Teo Shuyi (08)
S3-01

T1W3
09:32pm - 10:02am
25/1/14

Source(s):
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/10-common-words-you-may-be-mispronouncinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUsvdSPpM10

What I did:
I did a search on common words we often mispronounce 

What I learned:

Mischievous
How you may be pronouncing it: mis-CHEE-vee-ous.
How it’s actually pronounced: MIS-chə-vous.

Despite the fact that many people drop an extra “I” in there, “mischievous” is three syllables, not four.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUsvdSPpM10

Sherbet

How you may be pronouncing it: SHER-bert.
How it’s actually pronounced: SHER-bet.

This word had to abandon its crusade for righteousness and now has been corrupted to the point where dictionaries often list the incorrect pronunciation as acceptable because of just how rampant the ignorance grew to be. 

Bruschetta
How you may be pronouncing it: Broo-SHETT-a.
How it’s actually pronounced: Broo-SKETT-a.

Athelete
How you may be pronouncing it: ath – a – leet
How it’s actually pronounced: ath – leet

No comments:

Post a Comment