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Old 08-15-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
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I am phonetically challenged

am I the only who is left only more puzzled of how a word is pronounced after reading it in phonetics?
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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stuff like this doesn't really help me
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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I dont even know what phonetically challenged means

I thought maybe you had a problem using your telephone .............
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:52 PM   #4
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I am more challenged than I thought




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Old 08-15-2003, 02:54 PM   #5
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phonetics?

is this anything like "Hooked on Phonics"?

I guess I'm phonetically challenged too
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:57 PM   #6
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When a word is written out phonetically, it is written out how it is pronounced. For example, the word "phonetic" would be written phonetically like -> "foh neh tik" or "fa neh tik" depending upon your dialect.

The dictionary writes most of its entries phonetically next to each word entry.
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But if its written how its pronounced wouldnt it be fon eh tik?
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It really depends on where each individual puts their emphasis I guess
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:00 PM   #9
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either way it confuses me

yesh!


and I dare to you write "yesh" phonetically
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:01 PM   #10
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HA for pointing out I'm not 100% weird

(90% is more than enough)
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:06 PM   #12
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let me get back to you on that one
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:12 PM   #13
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Ok HA did you edit your post or am I going insane. I swear it said pronounced "phon eh tik" at first.. Otherwise I would have never posted my reply.
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let me get back to you on that one


well was i wrong.
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