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Post by Hush on Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:42 am

While I was hanging around on the net I've found this poem that shows how easy English pronunciation is! If you don't have enough time to waste on that it's fine, but if you have much free time as I do have a look!

PS: I knew I am weak in pronunciation but with this poem I discovered I am handicapped! Crazy English
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Post by Ezinma on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:30 pm

Hello Hush,

Of course we have plenty of free time... Reading poems have never been a waste of time, at least for me. But I know you as generous or yaana1 things got changed lately ( needless to say I'm kidding cause I am), where's the poem?!! ( Perhaps I'm the only person who can't find it Exclamation)
I really want to see how zero I am in pronunciation!
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Post by bart_simpson on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:28 pm

Hi Mr HUSH .we are waiting for the poem
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Post by Hush on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:46 pm

I am really sorry, I've forgotten to post the site! How silly It can be!

Here it is Click here
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Post by bart_simpson on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:49 pm

thank you so much . i 'll visit it as soon as possible .... i mean right now
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Post by Hush on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:51 pm

In order to repent here's another poem entitled stupid English by an unknown writer.

Lets face it
English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant;
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
And while no one knows what is in a hot dog,
you can be pretty sure it isn't canine.
English muffins were not invented in England;
French fries were not invented in France.


We sometimes take English for granted.
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly.
Boxing rings are square.
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads,
which aren't sweet, are meat.


If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth,
One goose, two geese.
So one moose, two meese?
Is cheese the plural of choose?
One mouse, two mice; one louse, two lice,
One house, two hice?
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught, why didn't the preacher praught,
Or the grocer groce, or hammers ham?


If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play,
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and drive on parkways?
Ship by truck, and send cargo by ship...?
Have feet that smell and noses than run?
How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another


You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down,
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?


English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why
You get in and out of a car, and on and off a bus.
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible.
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts,
But when I wind up this poem,
It ends.
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Post by Hush on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:52 pm

And here's another one


The Right Way to Spell Potato



If GH can stand for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbour
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau



Then the right way to spell POTATO should be: GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU
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Post by bart_simpson on Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:56 pm

thank you . i liked your posts . eager to read more
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Post by Ezinma on Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:55 am

Luckily I didn't say you're mean, otherwise I'm in big trouble by now . Thanks for the poems, greatly appreciated. I'm really bad in pronunciation...
Hiccough! that's the most dangerous one! wow!
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Post by Hush on Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:37 am

Let's play a game, since we're in game's section, let's try to transcribe the poem phonetically and see how many mistakes we'll make. We're not allowedto use dicctionaries before starting the game. and when we finish we post the words we've missed.
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Post by Ezinma on Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:16 pm

Hello,
Great idea Hush, thanks I've learnt great things
I'll start first. I transcribed the words and when I finished I checked Daniel Jones' English Pronuncing Dictionary, the result is catastrophic! 9raya . Here're the wordssss that I've failed to transcribe and pronounce correctly.

Terpsichore, measles (s instead of z), mica, lichen , ballet( I forgot that it's a dance), viscount ( pale ), croquet, sieve( I wrote long 'i:' instead of 'i'), linger, gouge, gauge, bosom (not 'u' and 's' instead of 'z'), victual Idea , deafer, zephyr, heifer, leopard, lice, disciple (no 'ai'), plait ( I left it the same!), worm ( usu I pronounce it like storm), chaise , succour ( Exclamation ), bass, scour, scourging, gunwale, indict ( same as verdict, i.e, no 'ai').

At last I'm lucky to know hiccough, otherwise the result would be: / hiko:f/
But better never give up!
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Post by Shaun on Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:59 pm

Wow! wonderful poems, and the game is indeed a wise idea. I'm terribly sorry not to participate in this game because I know the poem and we've already transcribed some of it's parts me and my friends (sheeps). So I don't want to be a cheater, but believe me I'm still making the same mistakes and no improvements at all. Phonetics is the last thing I care about actually, and the phonetic symbols seem to me maths.

Here is another poem but it's about the plural.

Is English Difficult?
We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

So English, I fancy, you all agree
Is the funniest language you ever did see

Thanks dearly


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Post by JOKER on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:56 pm

what can i say about u guys! your poems r great in size!
you really opened up my eyes I hope i could reply n' be wise!
because now i started to realize! it's good , fun , and very nice!!


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Post by Londonhbb on Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:33 am

ah Hush I'm sure that u were scientific in ur secondary school because u have borrowed the idea of logic in math into English . As we used to prove that : 1=0 and so on ........remember !
gr8 work bro Wink
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