Pronunciation Tips : How do I pronounce …?
No wonder foreigners find it hard to learn English – we have words which are spelt the same but pronounced differently!
Sent in by Alex, Feb 2002.
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
Pronounce wound as in *cow*, pronounce wound as in *woo*.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
Emphasise the second part of the word proDUCE as in *pr’deuse*, emphasise the first part of the word PRODuce as in *prod-yoose*.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
Emphasise the second part of the first instance of the word reFUSE as in *shoes*, emphasise both parts of the second instance of the word refuse as in *ref – yoos*.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
Emphasise the first part of the word POLish as in *toll”* emphasise both parts of the word Polish as in *poe-lish*.
Now – isn’t it fun to learn something new? Did you know all these? Let me know, post a comment 🙂